At a party hosted by our Elephant Crisis Fund partners Tiffany & Co. in New York on Friday night, Reese backed the jewelry company's commitment to stop global trafficking and demand for elephant ivory through their support of the ECF. The ECF sends 100% of donations straight to partners on the ground, who are doing incredible work to stop the killing, trafficking and ending demand for ivory. At the same Tiffany's event, UK actor Dominic West also cheered the impact that the Elephant Crisis Fund has made on poaching of elephant tusks.
Tucked away in the forests of northern Thailand, Elephant Nature Park is a remarkable sanctuary dedicated to protecting Asian elephants. ENP’s animals have largely been rescued from the cruel grips of either the elephant tourism or illegal logging industries where, in order to humanize them, these animals are broken and imperiled by unspeakable torture – abuse that remains somewhat of a tightly-veiled secret, and will continue as such until we fully acknowledge and condemn these practices.
Please, before embarking on an alluring new adventure (such as elephant riding), educate yourself on ethical tourism, be mindful not to contribute to activities that so grievously exploit these [or other] magnificent creatures, and, importantly, spread awareness as far as you possibly can. (https://splendorthroughtheglass.com/elephant-nature-park-part-i/) “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
When you walk through a neighborhood in America, you'll get the occasional stare down from people on their front porch and their trusty guard dog.. I guess it's the same in Thailand, except with elephants.