Author Archives: Elephant Lover

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Animal Welfare Activist, Nepal

Bad News for Our African Friends

From the Great Elephant Census A stunning post at Global Citizen posits “Elephants could be the next generation’s dinosaurs” and highlights the latest results from the Great Elephant Census. What that implies is that our children (and our children’s children) may … Continue reading

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Sri Lanka Also Brutal for the Asian Elephant

Sri Lanka Elephant Abuse Video This article from The Observer details how Sri Lanka’s elephants are often abused during buddhist festivals there.  From this report: “Amateur videos showing elephants being abused by handlers during one of Sri Lanka’s biggest Buddhist … Continue reading

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Lonely Planet Recommends 5 Elephant Attractions in Thailand; We Wish We Could Recommend Just One Here In Nepal

Lonely Planet Destination Editor Sarah Reid recommends five elephant attractions in Thailand, and EWN is left hoping that we can someday recommend at least one here in Nepal. In the article linked below, Sarah succinctly describes the situation with elephantourism in … Continue reading

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So What do Killer Whales have in Common with Nepal’s Captive Elephants?

Captive orcas (as seen at Seaworlds around the globe) share at least one thing in common with Nepal’s captive Safari Elephants: their young are taken from mothers at a very early age in order to be trained, and in a very cruel … Continue reading

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“Tourists are the key” says Carol Buckley of Elephant Aid International

Carol Buckley, founder of Elephant Aid International, says that “As long as tourists will pay money to ride elephants, savvy businessmen will exploit elephants for the fortune to be made” and she also reports that two elephants died last month in … Continue reading

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EWN Volunteers kick off the Nepal College Tour @ National College, Kathmandu

On March 11 2015, three volunteers from EWN spent 1 hour with 25 students and faculty at National College, KTM. This engaged group looked at problems with captive elephants in Nepal, and at problems specifically concerning elephants & mahouts in the … Continue reading

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Great news, and a testament to Animal Welfare Activism worldwide…

POLK CITY, Fla. — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus says the “Greatest Show on Earth” will go on without elephants. Animal rights groups took credit for generating the public concern that forced the company to announce its … Continue reading

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