Victory! It has taken over three decades of campaigning, determination and wishful thinking, but after 32 years of being cruelly confined inside the back of a truck, Jumbo is free.

SAFE began its campaign to free Jumbo soon after she began performing in New Zealand, however it has been the last 25 years of constantly challenging the circus and the law demanding that elephants have no place in circuses that has really made a difference.

Peaceful demonstrations have been a regular feature outside the circus and have reminded circus goers that away from the glitz and glamour of the arena there are animals that are suffering and frustrated.