Keyword: elephant protection

Three Chinese travel agencies pledge to stop offering elephant rides

Three Chinese travel agencies pledge to stop offering elephant rides

Following a report by World Animal Protection, three Chinese travel agencies have agreed not to continue promoting activities based on the exploitation of elephants. On August 9 Caissa Touristic, a popular Chinese tourism services provider, officially signed an “elephant-friendly tourism” commitment, and announced that the company will gradually stop offering “elephant riding and performance” entertainment products in certain countries and regions. Starting from November this year, Caissa will cease offering any such activities in South Asia, including India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and other countries. The company announced that they will cooperate with World Animal Protection to actively promote awareness of elephant protection among tourists. Prior to this another two Chinese online tourism platforms, …read more