Another Travel Agency Cuts Ties With Cruel Elephant Treks!

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After learning that elephants suffer at the hands of the tourism industry, luxury travel agency Jacada confirmed that it will end all promotions of elephant tours.

Elephant Trek Ride Tourist

Many tourists don’t realise what elephants go through before being used to give people rides. The only way these wild animals can have their spirits “broken” is through violence and intimidation. Baby elephants are removed from their mothers, restrained, and beaten so that they learn to obey their captors from a young age. The rest of their lives will likely be spent in chains, except for when they’re carrying holidaymakers around or being beaten with bullhooks.

Jacada will join a host of other travel companies that have turned their backs on this horrific industry, including TUI Group – the world’s largest travel and tourism company, which owns Thomson Holidays and First Choice – as well as STA Travel, Intrepid Travel, and G Adventures.

Help Elephants

If you’re on holiday and are offered a ride on an elephant, remember the torturous journey that these majestic wild animals have undergone to get them to cart tourists around on their backs.

Never support cruel attractions that abuse elephants, and encourage others to do the same. And if you see any other travel companies promoting these tours, write and ask them to stop.



  • Denise commented on July 30, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    at last the tourists are being made aware of the horrors elephants go through to make them docile NO petrified to refuse to have people on their backs, thank you to everyone who makes these issues public,

  • Gayla Mixon commented on July 31, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Jacada. — Thank you!!! Gayla Mixon

  • John Manion commented on July 31, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Stop the cruelty to elephants, these animals need to be turned over to sanctuaries, where they can thrive.

  • Noranne Dovey commented on August 2, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    I believe that every being deserves freedom and dignity and protection and this is monsterous

  • Bari egan commented on August 13, 2016 at 6:34 am

    Thank you to all the tourist companies that no longer offer Elephant Tours because of the cruelty and suffering the Elephants endure.

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