Through the Eyes of Ernest

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Animal advocate D. McFee currently lives in Hampton, Virginia. She loves all animals, but finds elephants especially intriguing due to their intelligence, complex social structure, and gentle, loving ways. After researching elephants for several years, including a trip to Africa to observe them in their natural habitat, D. McFee wrote Through the Eyes of Ernest to draw attention to the plight of captive elephants and to create dialogue... Most importantly, she hopes that more and more people realize that all animals are sentient beings and not property or things.

With Through the Eyes of Ernest, she gives a voice to the elephants who cannot speak for themselves.

All proceeds from Ernest’s story go to help captive elephants around the world. For more information go to

Through the Eyes of Ernest

A Memoir to Honor Elephants

Authored by Debbie McFee
Edition: 1

If your heart is open to the gentleness of animals and their tragic intersection with humanity, Ernest is the elephant to tell you his story.

Ernest and his best friend Maggie were born in captivity and have no idea about life in the wild. Wild born Frankie, tells Ernest all about the pleasures of living wild, and the family he misses so much.

When humans send Ernest and his best friend Maggie to the circus to perform, they meet other wild born elephants, including wise old Mary and majestic, motherly Eve. Ernest learns more about what he’s been denied even as he discovers the rigorous, sometimes brutal world of circus training.

A somber but ultimately hopeful tale told from an elephant’s point of view, Through the Eyes of Ernest asks us to consider why we keep such intelligent, social animals in captivity.

Publication Date:
1492703796 / 9781492703792
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
5" x 8"
Black and White with Bleed
Related Categories:
Nature / Animal Rights

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