Stop the Enslavement and Abuse of Elephants for Tourists

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Target: Kristina Wagner, Marketing and Communications Manager, Classic Journeys

Goal: Stop promoting the enslavement and abuse of elephants used in the tourism industry.

Classic Journeys is a popular travel company that continues to promote elephant rides despite all the terrors these animals have to face. In addition, elephant rides put people in danger.

In this industry, elephants are typically taken away from their mothers when they are just babies. They are then put through training, which usually involves chains, little food or water, and painful instruments like bullhooks. If the elephants survive the training, then they are chained for the rest of their lives, prodded to keep moving, and forced to give rides.

Despite all these atrocities, Classic Journeys continues to promote elephant rides to its customers. Sign this petition and demand the company stop promoting these cruel rides.


Dear Ms. Wagner,

Despite all the known atrocities these elephants face daily, your popular travel company, Classic Journeys, continues to promote elephant rides to your customers. Not only are elephant rides cruel, but the attraction puts people at risk as well.

In this cruel industry, it is common for elephants to be taken away when they are only babies. Once they are captured, they are put through training. During this training, the elephants are subjected to painful procedures like being prodded with bullhooks, they are shackled in chains and are often denied food and water. If the elephant makes it through, then it will be forced to give rides in shackles for the rest of its life.

It is a sad, heartbreaking life these elephants live. They should be playing in the water and roaming free with friends. Please consider ending your promotion of this cruel attraction for the elephants’ sake.


[Your Name Here]

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  1. Kae Blecha, OTR says:

    It’s nice to see more and more women getting these great jobs. Those of us of a particular age remember a time when that wasn’t the norm. However, now that you’re there, we do expect better things from you, not business-as-usual. Use that feminine right brain of yours; that’s our strength. How’s about marketing animal sight-seeing tours where you look at elephants from a distance and basically leave them alone?

  2. Bev Woodburn says:

    Leave the precious and innocent Elephants alone. And stop using them to promote the Tourism Industry Business. An Industry of hell and terror for all these precious Elephants.

  3. renate botzler says:

    Nature treats back now ? Monsters
    Take responsibility for your cruelty
    Live your nightmare now ?
    Higher Justice works now ?
    Special candle for you ?my friends and Great Protection ?

  4. Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared❗️?

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