This is no life for an elephant.
More than 3,000 elephants are used as entertainers across Asia. You can help end elephants’ suffering by demanding that the tourism industry change for the better.
Don't get taken for a ride
Across Asia, 3,000+ elephants are used and abused to entertain tourists and visitors. Captive elephants endure physical and psychological suffering to make them submissive enough to be used for performing, riding and bathing. The demand from tourists and visitors drives the demand for elephant experiences, and trainers are forced to deploy cruel methods to control these wild animals.
You can help by committing not to ride an elephant on your next overseas holiday. You’ll also help us convince travel companies and tour operators that elephant cruelty is no longer profitable.
This undercover video exposes the hidden reality of the physical and psychological trauma of elephant training for tourist entertainment.
It is a lifetime of horror for a ‘once in a lifetime’ holiday experience.
Every elephant used for tourism is subjected to this brutal training process known as “the crush”.
To break their spirit, they are torn from their mothers, isolated, chained, starved and beaten until they are submissive for tourists.
You can stand up for elephants by taking our elephant-friendly pledge and demand for cruel elephant attractions a thing of the past.
You have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to stop elephant suffering and demand the travel industry rebuilds responsibly.
Pledge to stand with World Animal Protection in asking the travel industry to end the exploitation of wildlife and promise to not visit attractions that use wild animals for entertainment. Let elephants live free from cruelty forever.