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Animals & Environmental Awareness

Welcome to our animal & environmental issues links page. Our animals are an integral part of our company, and it is important to us to help animals everywhere. At the same time, environmental issues are also very important to us. In fact, HAVE’s founder was the first to establish a market for recycled videocassettes. She started HAVE selling recycled tape in 1977, and today we STILL sell recycled Beta SP videocassettes!

We have compiled a set of links to sites belonging to various animal organizations and environmental organizations, or simply containing valuable information, including Humane Societies, adoption information, veterinary hospitals, RohS compliance information, and recycling information. Included are the means to help you find organizations in your area that can help make a difference.


The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, founded in 1995, is the nations largest natural habitat refuge developed specifically for endangered African and Asian elephants. It operates on 2,700 acres in Hohenwald , Tennessee, 85 miles southwest of Nashville. Their mission statement says that The Elephant Sanctuary exists for two reasons. 1) to provide a haven for old, sick, or needy elephants in a setting of green pastures, old-growth forests, spring-fed ponds and a heated barn for cold winter nights. and 2) to provide education about the crisis facing these social, sensitive, passionately intense, playful, complex, exceedingly intelligent and endangered creatures.

The Elephant Alliance is dedicated to helping elephants in captivity, through educational programs, media presence, and activism. They kindly allowed us to use their photographs of elephants. If you'd like to learn more about elephants and what you can do to help them, visit

Save the Elephants is a group in Kenya that is working very hard for the benefit of African elephants. Their mission statement describes the work they do the best:

"It is our mission to secure a future for elephants and to sustain the beauty and ecological integrity of the places where they live; to promote man's delight in their intelligence and the diversity of their world, and to develop a tolerant relationship between the two species."

The Elephant Listening Project - The goal of The Elephant Listening Project (ELP) is to gather information about African forest elephants by monitoring the sounds they make. Of all elephants, those in the forest are the most difficult to study in their normal habitats, where they are hidden by dense vegetation. These forest elephants are endangered by current ecological and political trends. What is learned about the locations, size, structure, and health of these elephants will be used in the service of their conservation. The tools developed will ultimately be modified for application to Asian and African savanna elephants.

To learn more about ELP and listening to elephants, visit the Cornell Bioacoustics Research Program's The Elephant Listening Project.

The Environment

RoHS Compliance - Our professional products sales division is working hard to ensure that the products we sell are sourced from vendors who manufacture to RoHS standards.

RoHS, or Restriction of Hazardous Substances, is the basis of EU Directive 2002/95/EC, which placed restrictions on the use of certain hazardous materials in electrical or electronic equipment manufactured, sold, or used in the European Union after July 1, 2006. The substances are lead, mercury, cadmium, Hexavalent chromium, Polybrominated biphenyls, and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers. California also has passed provisions for RoHS that have taken effect on January 1, 2007. California’s RoHS provision differs slightly from the EU Directive, as California restricts lead, mercury, cadmium, and Hexavalent chromium, but does not restrict PBB or PBDE.

Here are links to compliance statements from some of the key brands we offer, and links to further RoHS information.

HAVE has joined, and support the efforts of the CD Recycling Center of America. We also encourage our clients choose and use environmentally friendly packaging for their CD and DVD projects. Each year billions of CDs and DVDs are manufactured, while millions of these discs end up in landfills and incinerators. Compact discs and DVDs, when recycled properly, will help stop unnecessary pollution, conserve natural resources, and help stop global warming. The CD Recycling Center will accept for recycling, Discs, paper booklets, or cardboard that comes with the discs, but all elements have to be separated prior to sending. For further information about how to join, and how the CD Recycling Center recycling process works, visit

            Recycling Center of America

Animal Related Links

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Elephant Related Sites & Articles

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Max the Sound Engineer


What is man without the beasts?
If all the beasts were gone,
man would die
from a great loneliness of spirit.
For whatever happens to the beasts
soon happens to man.
All things are connected.
Man did not weave the web of life,
he is merely a strand in it.
Whatever he does to the web,
he does to himself.

- Chief Seattle, Dwamish Tribes