In Thailand many Elephants are deprived of food and water, drugged, and beaten with spike hammers. Every year many are killed in traffic accidents and sustain injuries from stepping on glass and debris. Other unfortunate elephants have ended up working at elephant camps, some with no cover against the burning sun. At some places they are cruelly exploited in the name of "entertainment", forced to perform degrading and unnatural tricks purely to entertain tourists, kept on chains 24hours a day, these animals lose their dignity and freedom and merely exist as money making commodities. About 15,000 Asian Elephants are held in captivity as work animals. This is why an Elephant refuge centre has been set up to look after these Elephants that are no longer needed and those that need tender loving care. I am volunteering to give up 3 months of my life to go out to Thailand and giving the animals my undivided attention, feeding and cleaning, harvesting the food from local farms, providing them with water, maintaining the cleanliness of the enclosures, and maintenance of these enclosures.
I am aiming to raise £5000 to help provide the Wildlife Rescue Centre and Elephant Refuge Centre with badly needed funds to carry on the work they have started. Any donation will be appreciated and accepted.
Some facts that you may not have known about the Elephant
Did you know that Elephants cry and can die of a broken heart and suffer from depression.
Baby Elephants suck their trunks like a human baby sucks their thumbs.
Elephants can live up to the ripe old age of 80 years and when they die they often dig a shallow grave and cover the deceased elephant with dirt and branches.
An Elephant has the largest brain in the animal kingdom and they never forget.