Wildlife. Not entertainers - Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary
Wildlife. Not Entertainers.
Want to see wildlife on holiday? You’re not alone.
But did you know that elephants around the world are facing a lifetime of suffering, just to entertain tourists?
If you can hug, ride, touch or take a photo with an elephant, the chances are that it has gone through some kind of cruel training.
There is no humane way to tame a an elephant. They are taken from their mothers when they are babies, and forced through a horrific ordeal known as ‘the crush’. For days they are restrained, beaten, deprived of sleep and denied food and water. By the time tourists come to ride an elephant, they may appear peaceful, but in fact, their spirit has been crushed. There’s no going back for these animals: they face a lifetime of captivity and cruelty.
Uncovering the Truth
We recently travelled to Thailand with singer and TV presenter Alesha Dixon, who witnessed first-hand the truth misery of animals trapped in cruel attractions. Watch Alesha uncover the truth behind some of these tourist venues.