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Bali Elephant Ride

bali elephant ride

Can u ride elephants in Bali?

BALI ELEPHANT RIDE TOUR IS EXPERIENCE FOR RIDING AN ELEPHANT AT BAKAS VILLAGE, ELEPHANT CAMP, MASON IN TARO VILLAGE, BALI ZOO OR BALI SAFARI. Bali Elephant Ride Tour is Bali Activities Tour package by give you the opportunity to riding an elephant into the jungle, village and rice terrace in Bali.[1]

Is Elephant Ride cruel?

But the truth is, riding elephants should be avoided. In the US, organizations, including the Humane Society of the US and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, are against riding elephants because of the abuse the animals undergo when they are taught to carry people, as well as safety concerns.[2]

Are the elephants in Bali treated well?

A great experience with the beautiful elephants who are treated very well and not forced to drag tourists around all day. Wonderful rooms, great food and especially the swimming with the elephants was such a lovely and special experience.[3]

Is Mason Elephant Lodge ethical?

In 2019, Mason Elephant Safari Park was rewarded for Animal Welfare & Conservation. Mason Elephant Park & Lodge in Taro, received a Gold Certification from Asian Captive Elephant Standards (ACES). The elephants are steered by being hit with bullhooks when people are riding them.[4]

How do they train the elephants in Bali Indonesia?

In order to make elephants submit to elephant rides and other human interactions, they are taken from their mothers when babies and forced through a horrific training process known as ‘the crush’. It involves extreme physical restraints, inflicting severe pain and withholding food and water.[5]

Are there any ethical elephant sanctuaries in Bali?

While there are some in other parts of South East Asia that are ethical, there are no known ethical elephant parks in Bali – and any ‘sanctuary’ that offers elephant riding anywhere in the world should be avoided.[6]

What is the best place to stay in Bali?

Ubud, the best place to sleep in Bali and get around the island. Kuta and Legian, one of the most popular areas to stay in Bali. Seminyak, the best neighborhood in Bali to stay in. Canggu, one of the best places to stay in Bali. Jimbaran, where to find some of the best hotels in Bali.[7]

Does sitting on an elephant hurt them?

Howdahs – these are a chair or carriage placed on an elephant’s back traditionally used to carry wealthy people, hunters, or soldiers of war. Howdahs are heavy, weighing as much as 200 pounds, and when combined with the weight of a human can cause spinal injury and blistering that leads to infection.[8]

Is it ethical to ride elephants?

“There are no elephant rides that are ethical,” she said. “All the elephants that have humans on their back experience stress and pain in their vertebrae. Elephants have evolved to have very strong shoulders and necks, but not for pressure directly on their spines.”[9]

Is it OK to bathe with elephants?

While feeding them or walking with them provide a very interesting experience, bathing with elephants gets you close and right with the elephants. This is where they are most comfortable and most likely to interact with you.[10]

Why you should never ride an elephant?

Elephants do carry diseases that can be transferred to humans. One such contagious disease that is found in elephants throughout the world is Tuberculosis. Many of the elephants that are giving rides to people have tested positive for this disease. In some estimates, 1 out of every 10 elephants carries the disease.[11]

Are elephants tortured in Thailand?

In 2019, a PETA Asia video exposé of Thailand’s Samutprakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo documented handlers jabbing elephants with sharp metal spikes and forcing them to give rides and perform tricks, such as bowling, painting, and dancing.[12]