Since 2008, Grandma’s Molasses has been a proud sponsor of The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee. It’s important to give back, and Grandma’s Molasses donates a year’s supply of molasses annually.
Molasses is universally loved by elephants. Grandma’s Molasses is served as a way to entice the elephants to take their dietary supplements and medicine by concealing the medicinal taste with its flavorful sweetness. Elephants can’t get enough of the great taste, so it makes staying healthy an enjoyable experience.
The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee is the nation’s largest natural habitat refuge developed specifically to meet the needs of endangered elephants. It is a non-profit organization, licensed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, and accredited by the Association of Sanctuaries, designed specifically for older, sick or needy elephants that have been retired from zoos and circuses.
Utilizing more than 2,700 acres, The Elephant Sanctuary provides protected, natural habitat environments for Asian and African elephants, many of whom suffer from the physical and emotional trauma of a lifetime spent in captivity performing in circuses or living in isolating zoo exhibits. It costs about $133,000 per year for each elephant to receive all the care necessary.
Elephants are incredibly intelligent animals with an intricate social structure similar to humans, so this kind of peaceful environment is especially significant in their recovery. Grandma’s Molasses is honored to be partnered with The Elephant Sanctuary in such a worthy endeavor.