WELCOME TO ETHICAL ELEPHANT SANCTUARY
A Karen Hill Tribe Project
Here at Ethical Elephant Sanctuary, we are committed to a single goal; we strive to allow interaction between humans and elephants that is beneficial and enjoyable for both. We don´t ride or use hooks on our elephants, or do anything else that is detrimental to them. Explore our website to learn more about all that we’re doing to make a change in the lives of these majestic creatures.
Why To Choose Us?
We don't ride the elephants.
Riding the elephants is a cruel practice which hurts the elephants and is detrimental to their long term health. It also requires an inhuman process to break the elephant before they can be ridden.All proceeds go directly back into the sanctuary.
Unlike most elephant sanctuaries, our main concern isn't profit. We reinvest money we receive to give our elephants the best lives possible and to rescue more elephants from hardship.We are a family-owned, Karen business supporting the Karen community.
The majority of elephant parks in Chiang Mai are owned by one or two big-business owners. Our sanctuary is different. We are a family owned company who have been looking after elephants for generations - not simply when it became profitable to do so. We rely heavily on the Karen community for the success of our sanctuary and are committed to giving back.
when you visit the Ethical Elephant Sanctuary you can rest assured that you are supporting at-risk elephants and the local community in a sustainable and responsible way.
we exist solely to give elephants a free and happy life. the reason we started the Ethical Elephant Sanctuary is because we like you,love elephants.we knew that there was a better way to allow visitors to interact with these intelligent and majestic creatures that was benecial for both the elephant and the visitor. unlike the bangkok-based corporately owned elephant park,we don't spend money on advertising or extracting prots.
when you purchase a visit to our sanctuary,you can have peace of mind that you are enabling us to continue to run our sanctuary day-to-day,rescue more elephants from captivity and cruelty,access more land to allow them to roam freely, and give the elephants thebest possible diet and vegetarian care.
we are a 100% karen family owned and operated organisation.the elephants that we have in our sanctuary were mostly previously working elephants which have passed down through generations of karen tribs people .we recognise we can't simply take the tribes people's means of livelihood without offering them an alternative form of employment. therefore, we remain a major employer of karen tribe people,ensuring each and every elephant has its own mahout to personally ensure its welfare .we are also heavily involved in community projects to ensure the blessing of the elephants is shared by all
VOLUNTEER WITH US?
We are looking for new volunteers now!
Gain a once in a lifetime experience, get to know and understand the elephants on a personal level, and immerse yourself in Karen Hill Tribe Culture. Make a real difference today!
Half Day Visit1500Baht/person 2Days 1 Night Volunteer 4200Baht/person
Full Day Visit 2100Baht/person 3Days 2 Nights Volunteer 6300Baht/person
Take care of the elephants
Making a Difference
Giving back to the community
Work in the eco-farms
Experience Karen Hill Tribe Culture
This was one of the coolest things I’ve done so far during my trip through Southeast Asia. For a full day, I got to feed the rescued elephants, take care of them, bathe them and cuddle with them.
Gabrielle Koster, The Netherlands
Address: Thanon Thipanet, Tambon Hai Ya, Amphoe Mueang Chiang Mai, Chang Wat Chiang Mai 50100, Thailand
Phone: +6698 562 2358
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