Tag Archives: elephants

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

Posted in abuse, Awareness Raising, Booking Agent or Tour Guide, chain free, Circuses, Elephant Rides, Elephant Watch Nepal, Tuberculosis | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in abuse, Awareness Raising, chain free, Cruel training, Elephant Rides, Elephant Watch Nepal | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

“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

Posted in Elephant Rides | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Awareness Raising | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Circuses | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Nepal Footprint Holiday stops elephant ride bookings!

A well-known booking agent in the heart of tourist-town Kathmandu (Thamel) just announced they will no longer be booking tours that employ the use of elephants during Safari rides. EWN congratulates  this company for their bravery in the marketplace, and for … Continue reading

Posted in Booking Agent or Tour Guide, Elephant Rides | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment