Stop Forcing Elephants to Give Rides to Tourists

Target: Isadore Sharp, Founder and Chairman of Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle

Goal: Stop forcing elephants to give humans rides.

Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle is a “luxury camp” and self-proclaimed “elephant sanctuary” in Thailand. However, the elephants at this camp are still forced to give rides to humans. It is time this camp live up to its name as a sanctuary and stop exploiting these animals for profit.

Elephants that are used for rides often go through a grueling training process that involves abuse and neglect. The process typically happens when the elephants are just babies so that it will be easier to make them submissive. The baby elephants are often tethered for extended periods of time, bound and immobilized, beaten, and cut with bull hooks. Reports claim that half the baby elephants do not even survive the training process.

Sign this petition and demand that Four Seasons Tented Camp Golden Triangle stop forcing elephants to give rides to humans.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Sharp,

Despite labeling your hotel as an “elephant sanctuary,” you continue to force elephants to give humans rides. It is time to stop exploiting these animals for profit and let them live out their lives in the true essence of a sanctuary.

Elephants used for rides typically go through a grueling training process that is designed to kill their spirits and leave them submissive. The training often involves being bound and immobilized, tethered for extended periods of time, denied food, and beaten with whips, bull hooks, and other dangerous instruments. Reportedly, half of the elephants do not even survive the training process.

If you truly care about these animals, then you know ending elephant rides would be best for them. These animals deserve to roam free and play with friends. It is time to stop denying these animals their natural needs and allow them to thrive in the wild.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Amol.Gaitonde

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17 Comments

  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    animals over profit. please let animals live on their own! don’t enslave animals! please consider going vegan.

  2. IN UN VERO SANTUARIO GLI ANIMALI SONO LIBERI – QUESTO E’ SFRUTTAMENTO E ABUSO – VERGOGNA
    BOICOTTIAMO CHI ABUSA DELLE CREATURE SENZIENTI INNOCENTI

  3. Beth Marie says:

    This is considered a “luxury resort”. These poor elephants were beaten and tortured into submission. Never ever visit these hell holes in Asia. This is NO SANCTUARY! It exploits beaten and abused elephants.

  4. Why can’t people leave these poor elephants live free in their own surroundings. Between the poaching, big game hunting, tourist traps, and numerous other forms of abuse, our future generations may only read about elephants. These majestic creatures have suffered far too long.

  5. These people should not be allowed to run this so-called sanctuary. Some “sanctuary”! Is this the disguise now that businesses hide behind to keep up their horrendous cruelty to innocent animals?
    All exploitation and abuse of animals – in whatever forms and disguises they have – must be stopped. Animals don’t deserve to be abused. They should all be left alone in the wild.

  6. Kathryn Irby says:

    Elephants are not meant to be ridden by stupid human beings!!! They ARE MEANT to be left alone within their natural habitat!!

  7. Shame on you sinful human kind! STOP TORTURING INNOCENT ELEPHANT AND LEARN TO LOVE AND RESPECT ANIMALS! THEY HAVE FEELINGS N LOVES MORE THAN YOU SELFISH AND SINFUL PEOPLES! ELEPHANT DON’T DESERVE TO EARN MONEY FOR YOU LAZY PEOPLES FOR YOUR COMFORT!! SET THEM FREE AND THIS NEED TO BE BAN FOR GOOD!! AN EYE FOR AN EYE. BAD KARMA WILL HUNT YOU SINFUL PPLS!!

  8. Elephants are not for our enetertainment! No more rides!

  9. Rosslyn Osborne says:

    I sincerely lack to see why Mr Sharp can hold a permit to be an accredited Elephant Sanctuary when he is actually using these retired/surrendered Elephants for monetary gain?
    How dare he! Why isn’t he prosecuted for cruelty, abuse and miss representation of being a sanctuary, when clearly it isn’t? Shameful to say the least.

  10. Julie Bates says:

    Until I learned the truth about what they do to these animals….how they PITWA method beat these young month old animals for 15 days NONSTOP by every fucking villager….some animals die of the nail poison they beat them with..fuckers ..it’s terrible …they blind the mothers never to see their off springs again…and they finally submit to humans …all heart broken and just broken down….darn us…BIGGIST MISTAKE OF MY LIFE….NEVER TRY THE RIDES I TELL YA….I NEVER WILL…AND CURSE MYSELF FOR THE PAIN THESE ANIMALS WENT THROUGH JUST TO ENTERTAIN US FUCKERS….

  11. Animals are not on this earth for our mindless amusement, End all abuse & cruelty, NOW! ??

  12. Wendy Morrison says:

    Another way to be ABUSIVE to ELEPHANTS have stupid idiots ride on top of them. This ANINAL CRUELTY needs to be STOPPED IMMEDIATELY & NEVER ever do it again!!!!
    Strap people to other people’s back and make them walk of the knees and hands and carry the others around.

  13. Tourists are to blame! Make wiser choices when travelling!

  14. The plight of these abused and broken creatures is absolutely heart breaking. The elephant is an intelligent and family orientated animal and to tear their families apart, break their bodies and their minds until the only relief for them is death must be the most abusive torture imaginable. Asians do not know compassion or humanity,generally they are mentally behind the civilised world. They need education, learning by example. We were all uncivilised once, but now have moved on by learning and example-most of us hopefully. Learning from those more learned than ourselves is the only way forward.

  15. Jaime Perez says:

    Why can’t humans just leave the animals alone?? It’s sickening and heartbreaking, the abuses that animals are put through for the profit of cruel and vile people.

  16. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & sharing❗️?

  17. The PEOPLE who ride those mutilated little elephants should STOP! That ALL know what those elephant go through, yet they happily contribute towards the torturous acts. People need to be made aware of what their silly little “I’ll only do it once to see what it’s like” actually entails. Aside from what it does entail, it proves that those supporters are selfish, narcissistic, heartless excuses for losers.

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