What You Don’t Know Won’t Hurt You? : TripAdvisor Effectively Condones the Abuse of Wildlife as They Continue to Book Tours & Realize Profits From “The World’s Cruelest Animal Attractions” & Those Attractions Featuring Elephants For Human Entertainment Rank # 1 : Part 2
Elephants With Jobs or Elephant Tourism: The Great Debate

What You Don’t Know Won’t Hurt You? : TripAdvisor Effectively Condones the Abuse of Wildlife as They Continue to Book Tours & Realize Profits From “The World’s Cruelest Animal Attractions” & Those Attractions Featuring Elephants For Human Entertainment Rank # 1 : Part 2

    If this abuse of our elephants is allowed to continue there will be no more of these majestic animals left to exploit for whatever reason humans see fit. Our elephants in the wild are being threatened in every way (killed by poachers/poaching; removed or displaced by deforestation; and captured as baby elephants i.e. … Continue reading

What You Don’t Know Won’t Hurt You? : TripAdvisor Effectively Condones the Abuse of Wildlife as They Continue to Book Tours & Realize Profits From “The World’s Cruelest Animal Attractions” & Those Attractions Featuring Elephants For Human Entertainment Rank # 1 : Part 1
Elephants With Jobs or Elephant Tourism: The Great Debate

What You Don’t Know Won’t Hurt You? : TripAdvisor Effectively Condones the Abuse of Wildlife as They Continue to Book Tours & Realize Profits From “The World’s Cruelest Animal Attractions” & Those Attractions Featuring Elephants For Human Entertainment Rank # 1 : Part 1

TripAdvisor & Its Subsidiary Travel Company Viator Continue To Shirk Responsibility When Confronted About Alleged Wild Animal Abuse Running Rampant Among Its Reviewers’ Highly Rated Tourist Destination Spots…   It should come as no surprise that any wildlife attraction featuring elephants would be highly ranked; up near or at the top of any go-to tourist … Continue reading

Suraj the One-Eared Indian Temple Elephant RESCUED After Confined and Suffering in 12 Foot Square Room For 20 Years
Elephants With Jobs or Elephant Tourism: The Great Debate

Suraj the One-Eared Indian Temple Elephant RESCUED After Confined and Suffering in 12 Foot Square Room For 20 Years

It took an army of rescuers some 70 strong, including “officers from the police and local forestry department”. There were 20 agents from Wildlife SOS (the charity who had legally secured Suraj’s release) as well. The word was out that a backlash from the locals and the mahouts would cause the elephant more suffering (the … 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

Supreme Court in India to Decide on How to Protect Captive Elephants of Kerala
Elephants With Jobs or Elephant Tourism: The Great Debate

Supreme Court in India to Decide on How to Protect Captive Elephants of Kerala

In an unprecedented move the Supreme Court in India has called for the “registration of all of the captive elephants in Kerala” and an immediate count of said animals. This action is being taken to “hold people accountable” for any and “all acts of cruelty” these elephants have endured for far too long. Historically, the … Continue reading

“We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them. We Have to Release Them.”  Liz Jones and the Elephants Part 4
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 4

Hope For a New Beginning But there is hope. Geeta Seshamani of Wildlife SOS has offered assistance in the matter. They were responsible for rescuing Raju, now 51, who endured repeated head beatings so severe it blinded him. The elephant and the journalist came together recently at the Wildlife SOS’s refuge near New Delhi. It … 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 of … Continue reading