Target: Kristina Wagner, Marketing and Communications Manager, Classic Journeys
Goal: Stop promoting the enslavement and abuse of elephants used in the tourism industry.
Classic Journeys is a popular travel company that continues to promote elephant rides despite all the terrors these animals have to face. In addition, elephant rides put people in danger.
In this industry, elephants are typically taken away from their mothers when they are just babies. They are then put through training, which usually involves chains, little food or water, and painful instruments like bullhooks. If the elephants survive the training, then they are chained for the rest of their lives, prodded to keep moving, and forced to give rides.
Despite all these atrocities, Classic Journeys continues to promote elephant rides to its customers. Sign this petition and demand the company stop promoting these cruel rides.
Dear Ms. Wagner,
Despite all the known atrocities these elephants face daily, your popular travel company, Classic Journeys, continues to promote elephant rides to your customers. Not only are elephant rides cruel, but the attraction puts people at risk as well.
In this cruel industry, it is common for elephants to be taken away when they are only babies. Once they are captured, they are put through training. During this training, the elephants are subjected to painful procedures like being prodded with bullhooks, they are shackled in chains and are often denied food and water. If the elephant makes it through, then it will be forced to give rides in shackles for the rest of its life.
It is a sad, heartbreaking life these elephants live. They should be playing in the water and roaming free with friends. Please consider ending your promotion of this cruel attraction for the elephants’ sake.
[Your Name Here]
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