Elephant rides are cruel
Tourist attractions offering elephant rides are just one of the many types of cruel wildlife entertainment venues.
Most tourists go on elephant rides because they love elephants. They don’t know about the intense physical and psychological pain involved. Baby elephants are cruelly taken from their mothers, and beaten into submission to give rides and perform tricks for tourists. They endure horrendous captive conditions for decades. This includes chaining and close confinement, loneliness and isolation from other elephants – with whom they would naturally form bonds – and deprivation of food and water.
Last year, the University of Oxford reviewed 188 wildlife venues featured on TripAdvisor and found that 75% of the different types of attractions involve wildlife cruelty.
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Elephant rides exposed
A lot of cruelty goes behind those elephant rides. You can stop this!
Images: World Animal Protection