British expat petitions government to help desperate elephants, handlers

Last week’s surge in new, locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in China, serves as a reminder to the rest of Asia that the possibility of a second wave may be all too real. A similar surprise second wave hit Singapore at the start of April after it appeared the island nation had been su
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Government petitioned for urgent aid to help starving elephants

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Could coronavirus usher in an era of ethical wildlife tourism? 5 of the best experiences in Kenya, Uganda, Argentina, South Africa and … Scotland?

Ethical tourism and socially minded travel could become the new normal. Photo: Getty Images/iStockphotoFrom cruelly chained elephants and drugged tigers to smuggled exotic species, animal cruelty is rife in the travel industry – but today’s disruption offers a golden opportunity to re
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Petition to save Thai elephants

BANGKOK, 22 June 2020: A British citizen Susan Fields, who lives on Samui Island, presented a petition with almost 65,000 signatures to the Thai Government at the weekend asking it to provide urgent financial aid for elephants and their handlers who have received no income since touri
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Coronavirus: Captured elephants in southeast Asia starving to death amid tourism industry collapse

Elephants held in captivity in southeast Asia have been on the brink of starvation for months, ever since the COVID-19 pandemic came along and brought the tourism industry to its knees. These majestic animals have to eat 10 per cent of their body weight daily, which is becoming increa
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8 Ways Your Elephant Rides Amount To Cruelty

By Alice Chen on June 19 2020 in Environment An elephant in chains forced to walk on a concrete road in unnatural conditions by a man carrying a stick. Image credit: Panupong unson/Shutterstock.comA captured elephant calf can be sold in Thailand for over $30,000. Elephants in riding c
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