The National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (NSPCA) has received horrific footage showing the cruel training methods used at the Elephants of Eden park in South Africa to train baby elephants for the tourism industry.

“The elephants show signs of crippling injuries with severely swollen legs and feet, debilitating abscesses and wounds resulting from the abusive use of ropes, chains, and bull hooks. The calculated and premeditated cruelty of this nature that took place at this facility is a far cry from the loving sanctuary image that Elephants of Eden/Knysna Elephant Park like to portray.

The captive elephant interaction industry is a form of tourism driven by greed and without any conservation benefit. Additionally, no dedicated laws exist in South Africa to govern methods used in handling or training elephants for interaction tourism, and trainers and handlers do not require any formal training or education to be able to work with or handle elephants.

Tell Elephants of Eden to stop using cruel and inhumane training methods on elephants immediately!

Update #25 years ago
Thanks once again to all those that have signed. There has been a lot of media and press reports and this has become a big issue between the NSPCA and Eden for Elephants. A lot of justifications have taken place and this still does not mean that these majestic animals must suffer. I am going to continue leaving this important issue open as the more the support that we get from the rest of the world, the more we can expose this horrific issue in this country.
Update #15 years ago
Thanks to those that have signed so far this is an important matter, please inform as many people as possible.
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