Every year, elephants are illegally smuggled from India into Nepal to supply "elephant safaris" as tourist attractions.
This ongoing trade represents serious legal, conservation and animal welfare concerns.
A well-known booking agent in the heart of Kathmandu- Nepal Footprint Holiday- has announced they will no longer be booking tours that employ the use of elephants during Safari rides.
The Asia For Animals Coalition and Elephant Watch Nepal congratulate them for taking a stand against the illegal and cruel tarde in elephants to supply these tourist ‘safaris’.
But there is still a along way to go. Please click here to support Elephant Watch Nepal and sign their petitions and pledges.