Do you know the cruelty that goes on behind elephant rides?
Elephants are abused so that tourists can ride them – all in the name of “entertainment”. Right now, this cruel industry is spreading from Asia to Southern Africa where there are now at least 36 commercial elephant venues holding 215 captive elephants. If left unchecked, hundreds more will face lifetimes of cruelty and abuse for tourist entertainment – we can’t let that happen.
Watch our animation and see the life of an elephant that’s taken from the wild and forced to entertain tourists.
Supporter Spotlight: Gary Walden
When did you first become a member of World Animal Protection and what inspired you to give?
I became a member this year. We have been involved in other aspects of helping animals, such as dog rescues.
Please list three things you like or find most enjoyable about your membership with World Animal Protection?
First, the easy navigation of the website makes it informative / educational. It highlights situations that may need more attention because of the impact and/or because of time-sensitivity.
The second is the “IMPACT” each situation has (in a timeline) – What’s going on? Where is it happening? What have we done (with your donations) to help.
The third is the “Awareness” they bring to everyone on a global level. Therefore, on a global level, we can all make a difference by taking action.
What do you see as the most valuable/ impactful aspect of your membership to World Animal Protection?
For us, it’s being able to do something about it, take action. You can’t help but feel compassion to help these voiceless creatures. When you’re aware of what’s going on, you take action to stop the suffering and horrible inhumane treatment of animals all over the world (including right here in the U.S.)
It’s our feeling of responsibility, compassion and love for all animals that make it impossible to turn our heads away and make believe animal cruelty isn’t happening. We have the ability to take action and stop animal cruelty!
Donate today to protect animals around the world.