Elephants can't wait for freedom

Have your gift doubled for elephants

Over 3,000 elephants are exploited across Asia for the sake of tourist entertainment. Forced to give rides or perform tricks for tourists they suffer daily. You can help end this cruelty, while helping to care for and rehabilitate formerly abused elephants.  

Your gift of $17 will be doubled to equal $34 and can buy a month’s worth of sugarcane or mangos to feed two elephants

Your gift of $64 will be matched to equal $128 and can buy bananas and banana leaves for two elephants for two months

Your gift of $100 will be increased to $200 and can help our campaign to transform tourism to stop cruelty like the ‘crush’ training

Your gift of $151 will be twice as nice at $302 and can feed two elephants for a week at a high welfare venue

Your monthly gift of $20 means will be doubled to $40 ensuring you can stand side by side with animals when they need you most. You will be helping transform tourism to be animal friendly, while protecting elephants and other animals during the pandemic.

*Donations will be matched up to $150,000 until midnight December 31st  2021 thanks to Sakura’s Hope Foundation and anonymous donors.


OonBoon's story

At just six weeks after being torn away from her mother, OonBoon endured the torturous training of ‘the crush’. Instead of freely roaming the forests and grasslands with her mother by her side in the wild, OonBoon was restrained in the ‘crush’ box with ropes and forced to endure two brutal sessions of beatings every day to make her submissive for tourists. 

Once out of the ‘crush’ box, she was pulled around the local village to override her natural instincts and get her used to noises from traffic, humans, and other animals. Despite her terror, she quickly discovered that resistance leads to beatings from bull hooks, sticks and even nails – tools that she has learned to fear for the rest of her life. 

No elephant should suffer the way OonBoon has. When you make a donation today, it will be matched to help end this cruelty, while helping to care for and rehabilitate formerly abused elephants. 

Your impact

With every dollar you give, you will help solve the root causes of animal suffering and influence others to improve animals’ lives because protecting animals means protecting the world.

For more than 50 years, World Animal Protection has helped animals. From liberating wildlife from cruel exploitation to moving corporations to adopt better animal welfare in their supply chains to providing funding to sanctuaries to feed and care for rescued animals like elephants.


Banner photo: A mother elephant places her trunk over her calf before the separation period begins where the calf will be brutally trained for the tourism industry.


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