Help give elephants lives worth living

Only cruelty keeps elephants in entertainment

Wild animal entertainment is abuse. Let’s end it.

In Thailand, elephants like Sow are stolen from their mothers as babies. Then, to make them accept rides and other human contact, they are restrained, starved and beaten into submission in a brutal training process known as “the crush”.

This trauma can last for a lifetime, leaving some elephants suffering post-traumatic stress. Every animal deserves a life without cruelty and suffering. One with the freedom to express their natural behaviour without fear. Together, we can give them that life.

With your help, World Animal Protection is working with tour operators to stop offering elephant rides and shows and promote elephant-friendly tourism instead. When the demand ends, so will the abuse.

For Sow, life has turned around. She now lives at Following Giants, an elephant-friendly venue where she no longer has to give rides to tourists.

But more elephants still desperately need your help. The coronavirus pandemic has made things even worse as elephant venues in Asia are struggling to feed their elephants without the tourist dollars. So we are helping elephant-friendly venues keep their elephants well fed and taken care of.

Together, we can change elephants’ lives for good.

Will you join us, and help give elephants lives worth living?

Please donate today to help save elephants and animals around the world in need.

$19 Could buy a month’s worth of sugarcane or mangos to feed one elephant

$36 could buy bananas and banana leaves for one elephant for one month

$170 could feed one elephant for a week

Where your money goes

World Animal Protection has been protecting animals for over 50 years and we passionately believe that animals matter. With your support, we’ll go where animal suffering is most far reaching and animal cruelty is most severe.

In 2017, 87% of funds raised went towards protecting animals in our four areas of work. We strive to ensure your vital donations make the largest impact for animals and help achieve lasting change.

* These figures are in local currency and taken from the New Zealand 2017 audited accounts.

  • Programs = 87%
  • Fundraising = 11%
  • Admin = 2%