August 4, 2010– I just received the following email from Soraida Salwala, the founder of the Friends of the Asian Elephant (FAE) Elephant Hospital and featured in the documentary The Eyes of Thailand:
ANOTHER VICTIM OF LANDMINE HAS JUST ARRIVED AT FAE
Maekapae, 22 years old female, has been injured by landmine in Myanmar since last week. She arrived at FAE at 5.30 p.m. today. Left hind leg is severely injured, the food pad is shredded but the nails are left dangling. The wound is infected.
Photos will be on my twitter.
Maekapae is now the third elephant landmine victim staying at FAE, joining Motala and Baby Mosha who have each healed enough to receive prosthetic legs from the Prostheses Foundation.
Please join us in sending our hope and support to Soraida and her staff at FAE. We’ll post more updates as we can.
Director & Producer, The Eyes of Thailand