This is no life for an elephant. More than 3,000 elephants used as entertainers in Asia face endless suffering. Sadly, this number is rising. Tell the tourism industry to stop hurting elephants.
Don't get taken for a ride
Around the world, thousands of elephants are cruelly trained and abused for the entertainment of tourists.
Interacting with elephants may be a “bucket list” experience for us, but it is killing them. Every elephant used for tourism is subjected to a 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. And the cruelty doesn’t stop there. Elephants are controlled with fear and pain so they'll perform and take people on their backs.
The elephant you ride is dying inside. Your “dream holiday” is her nightmare. Still want that ride?
Many tourists ride elephants or visit elephant attractions because they love these beautiful animals. The awful truth behind the treatment of elephants used for rides is hidden from sight.
You can help convince travel companies and tour operators to stop promoting attractions that profit from elephant cruelty by taking our elephant-friendly pledge today.
Stand up for elephants now and help end their suffering.
Together we can end the demand for elephant attractions. And when the demand ends, so will the cruelty.
A life entertaining tourists is no life for a wild animal
Across the world animals are being taken from the wild and bred in captivity to be used in the tourist entertainment industry. They will suffer at every stage of this cruel business.
The demand for wildlife holiday experiences is driving the cruel animal entertainment industry. We have the power to reduce that demand and change the industry now.
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 of cruelty.