Hillary Clinton calls for end to elephant slaughter

“Our goal is to inform more people about this global conservation crisis,” Clinton said in a video address. “Attacks on elephants and rhinos are multiplying at an alarming rate.”

Read more about Hillary Clinton's efforts to save African elephants from poachers.

Before you take your kids to the circus... read this.

"Every major circus that uses animals has been cited for violating the minimal standards of care set by the United States Animal Welfare (AWA)." If you want to know more about the abuse of circus animals, visit DoSomething.org.

Aristotle Quote

Aristotle Quote

If there is some end in the things we do, which we desire for its own sake, clearly this must be the chief good. Knowing this will have a great influence on how we live our lives.

Education quote - Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein Quote

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.”

Synthian Sharp, Tim Gorski, Jorja Fox

"How I Became an Elephant", the film about the abuse of animals in the elephant trekking tourism industry, has been released on Amazon.

Here is a photo of the directors,

Synthian Sharp and Tim Gorski, and actress Jorja Fox (one of the producers of the elephant documentary).

Support ending the abuse of elephants in trekking, circuses, and in other entertainment, such as elephant paintings. Order this video, and show it to your friends!

Animal Rights

Here is another site that talks about animal rights. In honor of the upcoming International Respect for Chickens Day, I'm posting again. :) Synthian Sharp - international respect for chickens day.

Mark Twain Quote

Education Quote

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Aristotle quote


We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.

Abuse of circus elephants

Synthian Sharp and Tim Gorski discuss the making of the movie about circus elephants, elephant trekking, and the use of elephants in the entertainment industry, "How I Became an Elephant." The video, which details the abuse of elephants in Asia, follows 14 year old Juliette West as she assists in the rescue of a female elephant which has been disabled as a result of the abuse she suffered at the hands of elephant trainers and breeders. Before you take your children to the circus, you should be aware that circuses can ONLY get elephants to do tricks like elephant painting and other performances, by breaking them through horrific abuse first.

John Dewey - Education Quote

The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think—rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men.

Education Quote - Desmond Tutu

Inclusive, good-quality education is a foundation for dynamic and equitable societies.

Michelle Obama Quote on Education

"I come here as a mom whose girls are the heart of my heart and the center of my world - they're the first thing I think about when I wake up in the morning, and the last thing I think about when I go to bed at night. Their future - and all our children's future - is my stake in this election."

-Michelle Obama

John F. Kennedy Quote

Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation.

Aristotle - Education Quote

“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

Tim Gorski, telling it like it is

Here is a review of 14-year-old animal activist, Juliette West's elephant documentary, "How I Became an Elephant, directed by Tim Gorski and Synthian Sharp, telling it like it is. If you've ever dreamed of going elephant trekking, if you've ever admired elephant paintings, you must see this film.

Dragging elephants with a hair - education quote

“By a sweet tongue and kindness, you can drag an elephant with a hair” -Persian proverb

Synthian Sharp and Tim Gorski

How I Became an Elephant - interview with animal activist co-directors Synthian Sharp and Tim Gorski.

Directors talk about the importance of animal rights, and the mistreatment of elephants in India. They also discuss working with teenaged activist, Juliette West.

Picture of Synthian Sharp and friends at an artivist.com event.

Thomas Jefferson - Epicurius

Epicurius was a Roman historian and philosopher.

"As you say of yourself, I too am an Epicurian. I consider the genuine (not the imputed) doctrines of Epicurus as containing everything rational in moral philosophy which Greece and Rome have left us."

-Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Short, Oct. 31, 1819

Things People Say - Synthian Sharp

It means there's no difference between realizing you create probability... and realizing that you're responsible for suffering.. Synthian Sharp - Things People Say