Travel companies Asia Transpacific Journeys, Classic Journeys, Grand Circle Travel, SITA World Tours, and Travel Holdings, Inc., continue to offer elephant rides as part of their tours, despite learning of the cruelty and human safety risks involved. Please help PETA urge these businesses to join the list ofdozens of compassionate companies that have committed to not offering activities that exploit Elephants, including Alexander+Roberts, Butterfield & Robinson, Collette, Group Voyagers, Road Scholar, STA Travel, TripAdvisor, VegVoyages, and others. Cruel training sessions—during which elephants are often deprived of even their most basic necessities, including food and water—can last for days and leave animals injured and traumatized. Those who survive the training will spend the rest of their lives in servitude, lugging tourists on their backs—even in sweltering heat or when they're exhausted and often while draped in chains—all while being jabbed and pulled with weapons. These gentle, intelligent animals are damned to a life of abuse so that travelers can have a few fleeting moments of entertainment.
Elephant rides are unpredictable and pose a significant danger to the public, too. Please, speak up for abused, exploited elephants today by urging Asia Transpacific Journeys, Classic Journeys, Grand Circle Travel, SITA World Tours, and Travel Holdings, Inc., to catch up to their competitors and stop offering elephant rides! Compassionate- there's a word! Some "humans" wouldn't understand compassion if it got up and slapped them in the face!! If I was standing next to some people who were discussing their holiday, and mentioned Elephant rides,I couldn't stay quiet, offer me a £1,000 and I still couldn't stay quiet. I have learnt a lot on here about Wildlife, and with extra research know much more about these magnificent, beautiful, caring Animals, enough to explain to someone why they shouldn't "join in" in any animal exploitation, including rides. The petition is on the Peta website, they have approx 165,974 signatures, wouldn't YOU like to make that more?