Is pretty much what your post is about. Bioelectricity.
And Dear Jackie: Elephants don't wear plastic soled shoes. neither do other animals. Just the weird species known as homosapiens. Can't communicate with insulators.
Our connection to the fields of the cosmos and the bodies electrical communications has been scientifically proven (Body Electric, Becker). Not to mention 6000 years of chinese medicine. It is the basis of acupuncture and accupressure as well as martial arts.
I'm happy for the elephants and other creatures that survived.