Category Archives: abuse

An Open Letter to President Bidya Devi Bhandari…

Dear Honorable President, Elephant Watch Nepal (EWN) was surprised to read that you promote elephant polo as a means to generate tourism income. Elephant polo and other ‘games’ involving elephants is an outdated practice in most parts of the world. … Continue reading

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Temple Tiger Group Conciliatory, but does not Concede…

Today myRepublica reports that Executive Chairperson Of Temple Tiger Group, Basanta Raj Mishra, held a round table discussion about whether elephant riding is against animal rights or not. According to Mishra, if elephant rides are banned in Nepal, the move will hit … Continue reading

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Nepal’s Jungle-Safari Operators Concede, Willing to Compromise…

According to a recent Himalayan Times news story, tourism operators say that they could not entirely dismiss the concerns raised by animal rights activists, and expressed readiness to reach a “compromise.” They suggested that they could lower the working hours for … Continue reading

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Field Report: Elephants Chained – a Sad Day in Nepal!

On October 19, 2017, my boyfriend and I arrived in Nepal anxious to see the wonderful wildlife in Shuklaphanta National Park. We arrived at the park the next day and had a generally successful trip spotting the wildlife as we … Continue reading

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The Plight of Baby Elephants in Nepal

The plight of Samrat Gaj, a baby elephant at Sapana Village Lodge in Sauraha, Chitwan, draws the attention to the suffering of elephants born into the safari tourism industry in Nepal. Their abuse includes chaining, separation from the mother, cruel training, … 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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