Kim Kardashian Doesn’t Realize the Cruel Message She is Sending By Riding Elephants at Tourist Attraction & Lodge in Bali
Elephants With Jobs or Elephant Tourism: The Great Debate

Kim Kardashian Doesn’t Realize the Cruel Message She is Sending By Riding Elephants at Tourist Attraction & Lodge in Bali

On a recent holiday to the island of Bali, splashed across the media, the Kardashian family, including sisters Kim, Khloe & Kourtney, was featured spending time with endangered elephants. With the usual photographers and camera crews in tow this could have been a goodwill mission, a photo op to send the much needed message to … Continue reading »

Petition Calls For the End of “Underwater Elephant Shows”  at a Zoo in Thailand and Rightly So, as Pressure to  Release These Performing Elephants to Elephant Sanctuary Builds
AbZOOlutely Not** or The Controversy of Zoos & Others Keeping Elephants in Captivity

Petition Calls For the End of “Underwater Elephant Shows” at a Zoo in Thailand and Rightly So, as Pressure to Release These Performing Elephants to Elephant Sanctuary Builds

Coerced by a human trainer perched upon their backs (& adamantly “tugging on their ears“) female Asian elephants at the Khao Kheow Open Zoo in Chon Buri, Thailand are forced to perform in swimming tanks. With the crowds cheering them on the elephants dive, completely submerging themselves underwater. Upon surfacing the elephants bob their heads … Continue reading »

Say It Isn’t So : Elephants Giving Massages in Thailand : The Cruelty Behind the Gimmick and No, This is NOT  ‘One For The Bucket List’
Elephants With Jobs or Elephant Tourism: The Great Debate

Say It Isn’t So : Elephants Giving Massages in Thailand : The Cruelty Behind the Gimmick and No, This is NOT ‘One For The Bucket List’

They call it phajaan or elephant crushing. It must be done, the humans say. The goal is to break the spirit of the elephant. After all there can only be one boss and it certainly isn’t the elephant. Their wishes or natural inclinations are insignificant. So they take our elephants and put them in a … Continue reading »

“We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them.”  Liz Jones and the Elephants  Part 3
Elephants With Jobs or Elephant Tourism: The Great Debate

“We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them.” Liz Jones and the Elephants Part 3

The Secret Camps   At a secluded “training camp” in Karnataka each elephant is forced into a “wooden pen” called a “crushing cage” or “kraal.” Once confined, unable to “move or even lie down” the elephants are kept “isolated, confined, starved, and dehydrated.”  They are jarred awake each morning by noise. The evening is more … Continue reading »

“We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them.”  Liz Jones and the Elephants  Part 1
Elephants With Jobs or Elephant Tourism: The Great Debate

“We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them.” Liz Jones and the Elephants Part 1

The Temple Journalist Liz Jones reporting for the Daily Mail on Sunday along with London barrister, Duncan McNair, who founded Save The Asian Elephants (STAE) have made a desperate appeal to rescue elephants. “We have to release the 57 elephants in that temple, and close down the secretive ‘training’ camps: there are 12 in all”. … Continue reading »