HUGO LIEBEL CUSTODY APPEAL DISMISSED WITH SANCTIONS.
Today, Lawrence County, Alabama Circuit Court Judge, Mark Craig, dismissed the appeal for custody by Nosey the elephant’s former owner, Hugo Tomi Liebel, and decreed that she will remain permanently free at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. Nosey, the long suffering 37 year old African former circus elephant, was originally confiscated from a traveling circus on November 9, 2017 by Lawrence County Animal Control Officer (ACO) Kimberly Carpenter after finding Nosey in a parking lot tightly chained, exhibiting stress, without sufficient food or access to water, forced to stand in her waste, being transported in a cargo trailer and without proper shelter. (more…)
For Immediate Release – Titusville, Florida, January 22, 2018 – A Lawrence County, Alabama judge has ruled today that Nosey the elephant will be able to stay in true sanctuary at The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee. A case against Nosey’s notorious owners, the Liebel Family Circus, was heard on December 15, 2017, and Judge Angela Terry has ruled that Nosey will remain at the Sanctuary PERMANENTLY!
For Immediate Release – Satellite Beach, Florida, January 4, 2018 – How long must Nosey the elephant suffer at the hands of her abuser? Are three decades enough? A Florida based nonprofit organization, SaveNoseyNow.org, says it’s time to stop these automatic renewals. SaveNoseyNow.org has submitted a 400 page complaint (including a list of 50 exhibits) to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) advocating for the denial of the Exhibitor License of Hugo T. Liebel, owner of Nosey, a long-suffering elephant. The license is scheduled to automatically renew on January 30, 2018 through the USDA’s administrative process (as it has done for a quarter of a century).
For Immediate Release – Satellite Beach, Florida, November 10, 2017 – SaveNoseyNow.org is celebrating a victory this week for Nosey the African elephant. Nosey was found chained and standing in her own waste without food and water in a small town in rural Alabama on 11/07/17. A Lawrence County animal control officer, unhappy with the circumstances she witnessed, filed a petition to seize Nosey from the notorious elephant abusers, the Liebel Family Circus of Davenport, Florida. A hearing was held in the county District Court where a judge signed an order which upheld the seizure and turned control over to animal control. Nosey was transported to The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, a mere 2 hours away, in a beautiful trailer that offered plenty of space, light, air and fresh food. Nosey will be medically and socially evaluated while in the care of the sanctuary. Another hearing to determine permanent custody of Nosey will be held in about 30 days. Barbara Trask Lovett, President of SaveNoseyNow.org said, ” I can’t begin to express my appreciation and admiration for the citizens of Cullman and Moulton, Alabama, and their compassion for Nosey and concern for her health. Nosey is getting good nutritious food and veterinary care, and ample room to roam, things that she has needed for a long time.”