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#NotOnMyBucketList: Humane Tourism Campaign

In December we launched our international Humane Tourism campaign #NotOnMyBucketList, empowering people around the world to participate on social media by helping tell, share, and change, the elephant story. Although trekking, circus shows, and temple parades happen year round, December through February is high-season for captive elephants used in the tourist industry throughout all of SE Asia, and is prime time to take action. Every person who participates helps spread the message far and wide that elephant cruelty disguised as entertainment needs to be taken off the Bucket List, enabling every traveler to help create a more humane world for the elephants no longer able to live in the wild.

The response to the campaign has been incredible, with wonderfully creative posts coming in from every corner of the globe. THANK YOU to everyone who has participated! If you haven’t joined in, please reach out your hand for the elephants and help spread the word and change the world! Taking action and speaking up to your friends, families and followers is not always easy to do, but we believe that compassionate action is the only way to move towards change. So thank you for taking a stand. You voices truly matter!#NotOnMyBucketListIt’s not too late to take part! It’s quick, it’s easy, and we need your Helping Hands!

  1. WRITE #NotOnMyBucketList on your hand (or a paper hand) and take a picture.
  2. Share your “hashtag hand” on social media, adding this message: “Elephant Cruelty is #NotOnMyBucketList! Join me in reaching out your hand in Compassion for Elephants!”
  3. TAG Heart of Ganesh in your post, and SHARE far and wide!

On Instagram? Share from there first, and if your account is public and you tag your location, we’ll be able to post your hand to our map. You can check out the map or learn more about #NotOnMyBucketList here:

https://heartofganesh.org/our-work/humane-tourism/


We owe animals more than a life in captivity

Although this article is obviously about polar bears, each time we exchanged the words “polar bear” for “elephant” the article continued to ring true.Polar bears in zoo

Whether you agree or disagree with zoos, we can think on this: “The only way to really protect these animals is by saving their habitat – and this is something we can all do every single day by simply choosing to‪#‎EatForThePlanet‬.”

“If anything, this image is a harsh reminder that we owe these incredible animals so much more than a life in captivity. We owe them their wild home and a life free from the threat of starvation, boredom, or any other harm inflicted by humans”.

 


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