Elephants at Amer Fort suffer 365 days a year, forced to carry backbreaking loads in the searing heat and then left chained up all night. You can help end their suffering.
51 years and not one moment of freedom
For her entire 51-year life, Rangoli has suffered for the entertainment of tourists. She was born at Amer Fort, into a life of pain, captivity and cruelty.
Rangoli and 90 other elephants are exploited to entertain tourists every day of the year. They’re forced to endure hour upon hour of rides up a steep concrete road, in the blazing heat. Many suffer from painful and neglected injuries and medical conditions. You can see in their eyes; they all suffer from ongoing stress.
Then, when their working day is done, they are chained in concrete stables. They never experience even a moment of joy or freedom.
How did she get here?
While Rangoli was just a young calf, she suffered through a brutal training process known as "the crush".
She was taken from her mother and her mind and body were cruelly abused. She was imprisoned in a small space, where she was beaten with a bull hook. Bound with chains, she was abused over and over again until she became so terrified that she did whatever her human captors demanded.
“The crush” is something that all captive elephants go through, and it is called that because it is the process of breaking down an elephant’s spirit until they submit to human control.
With the training completed, and her spirit broken, Rangoli entered the next phase of her tragic life as an entertainer for tourists.
Help end their suffering
Your action can help end the suffering of elephants at Amer Fort by asking the Government of Rajasthan to phase out elephant rides.
Only then we can begin the process of safely retiring Rangoli and all 91 elephants trapped there.
By signing the petition today, you will be joining a generous community of Kiwis who have previously helped retire 19 sick and old elephants at Amer Fort.
Will you be a voice for Rangoli and other elephants when they have none?