Animal advocate Debbie McFee currently lives in Hampton, Virginia. Tech writer and editor at Naval Weapons Station in Yorktown, VA, she has rescued and found forever homes for over 150 cats and dogs. 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, she wrote “Through the Eyes of Ernest” to raise awareness about the plight of captive elephants. She dedicates her free time raising awareness about the elephant’s plight and 100% of the proceeds from the sales of her book go to elephant sanctuaries all over the world. She hopes Ernest’s story will inspire people to help elephants live in their natural habitats. It will be man’s biggest tragedy to lose such a magnificent and majestic being.