ANNOUNCEMENT – August 21, 2019
FACE remains the only non profit in the nation dedicated solely to this cause. Our laser focus on this narrow issue will continue to allow us to maximize our resources and do all that is possible to get captive elephants to sanctuaries accredited by the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries. Since captive elephants cannot be released back into the wild, GFAS Sanctuaries offer elephants an environment as close to true freedom as they can get. FACE will also continue to work to improve conditions for captive elephants even if they are not likely to be released.
Denise (Dee) Gaug, J.D. was elected President of FACE by unanimous vote of the Board of Directors on August 19, 2019. Dee became an administrator for Save Nosey Now in early 2017. Dee was instrumental in getting Save Nosey Now registered as a nonprofit corporation in Florida in March, 2017. Dee was on the Board of Directors since Save Nosey Now’s Inception and served as Board Secretary. By November, 2017, Nosey was confiscated by local Alabama officials.
Prior to her involvement with Save Nosey Now, Dee worked as a trial attorney for 15 years. She has done pro-bono legal work both in Massachusetts and Florida including the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Dee received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire and her Juris Doctorate degree from Massachusetts School of Law. Dee was honored by being asked to be a panelist at both the Free the Oregon Zoo Elephants Conference in April 2018 and The Performing Animal Welfare Society International Captive Wildlife Conference in November, 2018. She is also the Associate Producer of FACE’s documentary BROKEN which is in the final stages of production. BROKEN will expose the government complacency and complicit acts that keep captive elephants (and all captive animals) from achieving the freedom they so deserve. Under Dee’s leadership, Free All Captive Elephants a/k/a FACE will no doubt be a force to be reckoned with!
On board with FACE is Robin Chandler Vitulle remaining as Vice President. She has been working side by side with Save Nosey Now, Inc. on the Board of Directors and as VP, and Save Nosey NOW! in the very early days as an administrator.
“I am honored to serve as president of an organization with such a phenomenal reputation and success record. I look forward to working with the Free All Captive Elephants (FACE) team as well as collaborating with others as we move in the direction of putting an end to seeing elephants held captive in circuses and roadside zoos in North America.”
Dee Gaug, J.D.
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