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January 13, 2019

Today it is widely known amongst Western tourists that riding an elephant is usually not ok! Many tourists are now choosing to avoid riding but still want that special interaction with elephants so choose to opt for bathing or walking in the forest. But what these unsuspecting tourists may not know is that the elephants might still be receiving a jab with a hidden nail to maintain close control and once the tourists return to the City, the elephants may be chained to the same post for 1...

October 31, 2018

Visiting Sri Lanka?

Planning to visit Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage?

Pinnawala is one of the top places to visit whilst on holiday to this paradise island but perhaps think again and question your guide, but if you do pay a visit then please BE A RESPONSIBLE TOURIST-stay back & observe with a camera!

I volunteered at the "orphanage" in 2004, I then had my concerns about the honesty of the orphanage & welfare of the elephants but the venue appears to have grown hugely in popularity...

October 17, 2016

We’re marching for Elephants and Rhinos – Will you join us?

This is why:

96 elephants are killed every 24 hours for their ivory – 35,000 a year;

3 rhinos are killed every 24 hours for their horn – 1,000 a year;

2 lions are killed by trophy hunters every 24 hours  - 665 lions a year

Marches are taking place throughout the Autumn of 2016 in over 130 cities worldwide, in time to apply pressure on delegates attending the Hanoi Conference on the Illegal Wildlife Trade to vote for the strictest po...

September 5, 2016

Written in January 2016

I have researched information collated from internet sources to provide you with a brief history of elephant use in circuses; with this information we can gain a further insight into how times are changing and what we can expect to change in the future. 

The circus was born…..

It was an English man, Philip Astley (1742-1814) who created the modern circus, which really took of 246 years ago. Astley hired jugglers, acrobats and rope-dancers to perform alongside h...

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