Tour operators, travel agencies, resorts and elephant handlers around Asia offer tourists the “exciting” opportunity to ride an elephant . Many say it is the “green way” to experience nature and spot wildlife. However, this is far from ideal as these elephants are kept in miserable conditions in order to work for tourists. Many have complained in online forums that the elephants were mistreated and beaten during the ride, or that they felt very guilty because they saw the elephants tightly chained afterwards. Most wish they had known before about the issue.
You can put your compassion into action. Here are the most appropriate ways to interact with elephants in captivity.Read More
It is widely known that elephants are kind, patient and gentle sentient beings; but do we know the depths of their wisdom, compassion and loyalty?
The purpose of today’s article is to share bits of research and evidence on what makes elephants so extraordinary and why we, as expats, women and caring humans, need to do more to protect them. The first thing we can do when we travel to Asia is not participate in elephant rides or elephant shows.
Read on to find out more about the emotional lives of elephants.Read More
Multiple conservation and animal welfare organizations around the world have done studies, conducted comprehensive research, carried out undercover investigations, and gathered sufficient evidence to show the gruesome side of captivity that most tourists don't get to see. Countries like Thailand, India, Cambodia, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam and Bangladesh use elephants for profit in different ways.
Here’s what you can do today to help these beautiful animals, plus a free Elephant-Friendly Tourist Guide that you can share with those who are planning a trip to visit elephants.Read More