Ban Cruel and Dangerous Elephant Parks

Target: Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand

Goal: Ban elephant ride parks in Thailand.

Tourist harassment of an elephant recently cost a man his life in Thailand. Tour guide Yongjie He was trampled to death after a tourist pulled the tail of the elephant, causing the animal to flee in terror. During the incident, two riders were flung from the elephant’s back, though they survived.

This is just one of many dangers and injustices caused by elephant ride parks. Elephants are forced to spend the day with bulky chairs strapped and chained to their bodies for people to sit in, overworked and neglected, and harassed by over-excited tourists seeking selfies. Additionally, the tragedy of He shows that these ride parks are just as dangerous for humans. Elephants can behave erratically despite their training, throwing people from their backs or trampling them.

Elephant ride parks are both inhumane and dangerous, and they must be shut down before elephants suffer further and more humans are harmed or killed. Sign this petition to ban elephant ride parks permanently.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Prime Minister Prayut,

Tour guide Yongji He recently lost his life after being trampled by a terrified elephant whose tail had been pulled by a tourist. Additionally, two women were thrown from the animal’s back in the chaos, though they reportedly survived. This tragic incident showcases just why elephant ride parks are dangerous and inhumane institutions that must be shut down and banned immediately. The elephants are horribly mistreated by the owners and tourists alike, while humans are at risk of being trampled or thrown by elephants driven into a state of panic.

You must not allow these atrocities and risks to continue. Shut down all elephant ride parks in Thailand, and call for a permanent ban on them immediately. Elephants deserve better than to live lives of slavery and torment at the hands of park owners seeking a profit.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Pranish subedi

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14 Comments

  1. Ban all elephant rides and attractions! Put all elephants in a sanctuary! Stop using and abusing animals! This is for every ones safety, including the animals!

  2. STOP THE CRUELTY TOWARDS ALL ANIMALS YOU HORRIBLE EVIL PEOPLE

  3. STOP THE CRUELTY TOWARDS ALL ANIMALS YOU HORRIBLE EVIL PEOPLE

  4. Rita McNany says:

    Elephants have been misused, mistreated and tortured for centuries. They are gentle intelligent animals and their torment has gone on far too long. Stop this cruelty now!!!!

  5. George Morrow says:

    To stop these rides stop the idiot tourist who keep these ignorant animal rides in business.

  6. BOYCOTT ANY STATE OR COUNTRY THAT ALLOWS ANIMAL ABUSES!

  7. No more ride parks in Thailand……enough elephant abuse,it’s gone on far too long….to the abusers…..stop living off of these animals…..get off your lazy asses and get a real job….god did not put elephants on this earth to make money for you IMBICILS……send them to a santuary so they can enjoy what is left of their lives and to be with their own.

  8. Jaime Perez says:

    These rides are unnecessary and should be banned and outlawed everywhere. Elephants do not deserve to be treated in such an inhumane and barbaric manner for any reason. Humans are so reprehensible and heartless.

  9. Nooshin Perla says:

    Hey lazy morons get down and walk. You look so so STUID it’s not even funny! I be upset if Elephant gets hurt, but people who cares. It is their own fault!!!! STOP THE INSANITY, and become a true human if it’s possible!

  10. Lisa Allred Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & shared❗️😠

  11. Gen Agustsson says:

    i say its racist and speciesist. abolish animal cruelity now!

  12. Eliminate elephant rides – offer zip lining or gondolas over the forests!

  13. absolutely disgusting and heartless

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