A Social Media Campaign for a humane Elephant Experience, with a”bucket list” based not on cruelty, but instead one borne of compassion.

~Thousands of captive elephants endure a lifetime of inhumane treatment due to the demands of uninformed tourists.~

The images say it all.  If you love elephants, consider how your actions either hurt or help elephants in captivity. Spreading awareness and educating fellow travelers to take Compassionate Action for Elephants will create a better world–for the elephants in captivity, for their caregivers, and for those still living in the wild.

It may seem exotic, but in reality, it is just plain cruel.~

Stolen from their families, confined without free access to food, water, and rest, and forced to undergo sustained and systematic abuse, trekking/temple/circus and tourist elephants are suffering shells of what they used to be.  What they endure behind the scenes simply does not need to happen.

~Putting the Needs of the Elephant before the “need” for a Selfie.~

If your vacation plans include having an elephant experience, make sure you’re supporting truly ethical sanctuaries by only visiting or volunteering with organizations that place the needs of the elephant before the desires of your holiday. It’s up to each one of us to Rise Up, Speak Out, and re-create a world where loving elephants means letting them BE elephants.

~Let Your Bucket List create a BETTER world for Elephants!~

Elephants in captivity are not going away, and animal lovers can be a part of the problem or a part of the solution.  If the elephant is made to do behaviors you wouldn’t see in the wild, then don’t support organizations making them act that way for you. If freedom in the wild is not an option, then the freedom to express their natural behaviors is our responsibility.