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Conservationist Elissa Sursara receiving treatment in Gold Coast hospital
by Chris Judd
Tuesday Sep 27th, 2011 10:45 PM
"Helpful and healthy" activist Elissa Sursara hospitalised in early hours of Wednesday morning, her second visit to the emergency room in as many weeks. Fans of the actress have already begun to show their support of the star on social networking sites. "We are thankful for the outpour of concern .... this matter is private," reads a statement from her mother.
Animal rights activist Elissa Sursara has been hospitalised overnight on the Gold Coast, according to reports.

The 23 year old, who works as an actress and conservationist, was escorted by ambulance from her parents' luxury home in a private community on Sovereign Island to renowned Gold Coast Hospital early Wednesday morning.

Concerned neighbors confirmed ambulance disturbance in the early hours and claimed the environmentalist was removed from her home via stretcher and did not appear to be in a conscious state.

A neighbor, who did not wish to be named, said Sursara is a helpful young girl who seemed in high spirits and good health.

It is not clear what treatment she is receiving.

In a statement to local media, her mother Sussan thanked concerned fans for their well wishes. "We are thankful for the outpour of concern from members of the Australian public. However this matter is private and media curiosity will not be tolerated.”

The popular activist, who is rumoured to be working on a reality series Diary of an Animal Rights Activist, made headlines in Australia last month for spearheading a movement to boycott marine amusement park, SeaWorld, claiming the park shares ties to dolphin drive hunts in Japan. The hunts are broadcast in the documentary film, The Cove.