Three major Chinese travel companies protest against elephant tours

Published on : Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Chinese travel elephant toursThree prominent travel companies in China are the first in the country to take a stand against animal ‘torture’ in the name of ‘animal tourism’.

 

Beijing-based Caissa Touristic said it will stop marketing elephant rides and elephant entertainment shows across Asia, including Thailand, India, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

 

According to the company’s assistant president Ge Mu, about 100,000 tourists participate in elephant tourism activities or watch shows each year, and accounts for 40% of all tourism programmes in Southeast Asia. Travel websites fxtrip.com and zanadu.com also promised to sell only ‘elephant-friendly’ tours.

 

Elephants ‘suffer from multiple forms of torture’ due their daily schedule serving tourists, said Zheng Yu, wildlife campaign manager at World Animal Protection.

 

According to a World Animal Protection report, the number of elephants used for entertainment purposes for tourists in Thailand has risen by about 30%. Around 160 tourism companies around the world have so far stopped offering elephant tourism programmes and one-off elephant attractions.

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2 Responses to Three major Chinese travel companies protest against elephant tours

  1. Marcus says:

    Stop this abuse! #animalrights

  2. Cynthia Lynn says:

    China, the number one animal abusing repulsive republic in the world. China tortures dogs and cats by blow torching or boiling them alive. They cut off limbs or paws and gouge out eyes so the animal can’t run away. They hang dogs and beat them about the body over a period of days. The sick reasoning for causing such terror and suffering is the belief the more the animal suffers the tender and tastier its meat. In addition, most of the dogs tortured are stolen pets. #Yulin China is the leading cause of the impending extinction of the Rhino and African Elephant.There is no way I would believe these companies would do anything to relieve an animal’s of pain.

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