We admire elephants in part because they demonstrate what we consider the finest of human traits: Empathy, self-awareness, and social intelligence. But the way we treat them puts on display the very worst of human behavior – Graydon Carter



We are the ONLY non-profit in the nation dedicated solely to rescuing elephants held in captivity in North America. FACE is dedicated to getting elephants to sanctuaries accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. GFAS is the gold standard for sanctuaries. The work FACE does is vital in the process of getting captive elephants to the sanctuaries waiting and ready to receive them.


Now that you know the facts, it’s time to TAKE ACTION!!!  Here are a few ways that you can make a difference in the lives of these magnificent animals!


With the passage of The Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act (TEAPSPA), Congress aims to amend the Animal Welfare Act

NEVER ride an elephant

Yes, elephants are big and strong but their spines are not made for giving rides, furthermore, captive elephants are prone to foot problems which are painful. Riding them exacerbates these problems which can lead to infection and an early death.



Help FACE support TEAPSPA – With the passage of the Traveling Exotic Animal and Public Safety Protection Act, TEAPSPA, H.R. 2863, the United States Congress aims to amend the Animal Welfare Act to restrict the use of exotic and wild animals in traveling circuses…”Click on photo for full story

This is Asha's story... Asha is a 37-year-old African female elephant who was born in Zimbabwe somewhere between 1982-83. Asha lost her entire family in a horrific slaughter orchestrated by the government of Zimbabwe in 1984. She was sent to the USA by the Shultze...

BROKEN – The Documentary

Inspired by the documentary, Blackfish, which proved to be a game changer for orcas in captivity, 12‐time Emmy winning investigative reporter Mike Deeson, in conjunction with Free All Captive Elephants aka FACE, the only 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the country that focuses…”Click on photo for full story

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide education, intervention, and litigation, that will lead to sanctuary of ALL elephants inhumanely held in captivity in circuses and zoos in North America.

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Free All Captive Elephants, Inc. (FACE) is an 501(c)(3) charitable organization. To further our mission of education, intervention and litigation, please DONATE.  Your donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.