Riding an elephant is one of the most popular tourist activities in Asia. World Animal Protection claims their study revealed that more than three quarters of nearly 3,000 elephants used for tourist entertainment in Asia are kept in severely-cruel conditions.
Where can you ethically visit elephants?
Here are 35 sanctuaries in more than a dozen countries where you can have a more enjoyable and interactive experience with elephants AND be guilt-free!
INDONESIA Barumun Nagari Wildlife Sanctuary
MALAYSIA National Elephant Conservation Centre (see “Public” on website)
MYANMAR Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp
NAMIBIA Elephant-Human Relations Aid
NEPAL Tiger Tops Elephant Camp
UNITED STATES Performing Animal Welfare Socitey’s Ark 2000