Top photo: Elephant riding offered at African Lion Safari on June 2, 2019. Photo: World Animal Protection
Tell African Lion Safari to stop elephant rides and shows
Elephant riding is the world's cruellest type of wildlife attraction in the world. (Click here to read our report 'Checking out of cruelty' with research by the University of Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit)
Were you as shocked and disappointed as we were to know that African Lion Safari still offers elephant rides and shows?
In the wild, elephants naturally avoid contact with humans. When you see elephants up close with people, being pet, bathed and ridden at tourist venues, it is because they have been cruelly trained to fear people. But, they are still wild animals. Even in captivity, elephants still have the same natural instincts. Their behaviour can be unpredictable, especially when they are stressed and frustrated.
Despite this, African Lion Safari in Cambridge, Ontario continues to offer elephant rides and shows.
Forcing elephants to give rides to tourists and perform in shows is cruel and dangerous. It’s time for African Lion Safari to end its elephant rides and shows, given the impact it has on animal welfare and peoples’ safety.
Act now by sending an e-letter to African Lion Safari. A copy of your letter will be sent to the Ontario Minister of Labour and Solicitor General urging them to take action:
Personalized letters are always more effective. Consider adding a personalized sentence or two on why you care so much about this issue. If you live near African Lion Safari in Cambridge, ON and/or have visited this zoo in the past, please mention this in your letter as it adds credibility and influence.
Click the "Send" button when you're ready.