Elephant Tourism Industry in India

Posted on 26/06/2019 by World Animal Protection

Around 125 elephants continue to suffer abuse to entertain tourists at Amer Fort in Rajasthan. These elephants are housed at Hathigaon near Amer Fort.

 India has around 3500 captive elephants. Most of India’s 3500 captive elephants are used to entertain tourist in the tourism trade. The elephants in captivity are used for some form of riding activity. They carry heavy logs in forest clearing operations, they are used to beg for money on the streets. Elephants are also chained in temples to give blessings. They are hired for processions, festivals, and weddings.

Elephants at Amer Fort

Around 125 elephants continue to suffer abuse to entertain tourists at Amer Fort in Rajasthan. These elephants are housed at Hathigaon near Amer Fort. Hathi Gaon has a maximum number of elephants in captivity at one venue in India in inappropriate conditions. They forced to work their entire lives for the profit and entertainment of people. These elephants are taken from their mothers as babies, forced to endure harsh training and suffer poor living conditions throughout their life.

Elephants are cruelly chained at Hathi Gaon

World Animal protection advocates for a sustainable solution for the elephants of Hathi Gaon. A place where elephants will have a better-retired life and can express their natural behavior, including free roaming, grazing and socializing. Visitors can also have a unique opportunity to experience elephants just being elephants while learning more about these majestic wild animals, their importance to Indian culture and heritage.

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