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

Sign the Petition

  • Upgrade to sign 100's of petitions with one-click and feed shelter animals.
  • Only your name will be displayed. By signing, you accept our terms and may receive updates on this and related causes.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
FacebookCare2 NewsTwitterEmailShare

6 Comments

  1. Cynthia Mattera says:

    Shut them all down 🙁

  2. BAN THE OVER WORKING OF THE GREAT ELEPHANTS FOR THIS NOW.

  3. Denise Baudin says:

    Where the hell is Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand who has the power to BAN this wildlife abuse???????????????? Riding on an elephant??????????

    I betthat you, Prayut, are happy you were not born an elephant because YOU too would be carrying DUMB TOURISTS on your back to fatten-up the Thailand government bank accounts.

    Thanks to this WORLDWIDE PETITION, we are demanding that YOU, Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand, BAN ALL ELEPHANT RIDE PARKS IN THAILAND.

  4. agree all above

  5. NO MORE ABUSE – NO MORE WORK FOR THIS
    MONEY GREEDY – SHIT HEAP
    freedom for this poor angel

  6. Maureen Garney says:

    You have to remember…..people are idiots and can not be trusted around animals. Close this thing down now!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Comments

comments

4783 Signatures

  • Lizzy Reid
  • Lucy Winton
  • Lois South
  • Clark Burk
  • Karla Acosta
  • Christine Vansolkema
  • Chanel Rowan
  • Elsie Kimura
  • Krikunenko Svetlana
  • Anne Westbay
1 of 478123...478
Skip to toolbar