Wonderful discussion with Kerri McCrea, Manager & Co-Founder ofKindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary – Thailand (KSES), and Gemma Annan Manager & Co-Founder of Thailand Elephants, on how we can help the elephants during the quarantine. Due to the COVID lockdown, those dependent on the working elephants of Thailand, mainly in the tourism industry, KSES has taken in 60 elephants. That’s a LOT of elephant mouths to feed! Hear how these organiztions are helping Thailand’s elephants during this challenging time. Dani Rukin, The Daring Vegan, citizen journalist for JaneUnChained News and host of The Animal Hour, reporting.

Home is where the herd is. Photo credit: Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary.

Thailand Elephants exists to bring further awareness & education to the elephant tourism industry, providing travelers with the knowledge to make informed decisions when wanting to see elephants in captivity. Their motto:

“Giving captive elephants a voice by encouraging people to ride a bike, not an elephant. Research. Educate. Protect.”

To help KSES and TE help the elephants, please support their tireless work at: https://kselephantsanctuary.com/ and  https://www.thailandelephants.org/

Visitors can observe the elephants foraging in the natural environment. Photo credit: Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary.

Playing in the mud! Photo credit: Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary.

Photo credit: Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary.

 

“Painting with a Twist”: instead of training elephants to paint, this program teaches visitors to paint the elephants! Photo credit: Kindred Spirit Elephant Sanctuary.