Following Giants: elephant riding and bathing ends at newly transitioned Thai venue

Date: 
Thursday, December 19, 2019
Source: 
World Animal Protection

We worked with Following Giants tourist venue, Thailand, to transition from a traditional trekking camp that offers rides to tourists, to a place where elephants can be free to just be elephants.

Elephants Jahn and Chok recently had their saddles removed for the last time after giving their final ride to entertain tourists at Eco-tourism Koh Lanta – now called Following Giants. 

A new life  

With help from us, the elephant venue in Thailand recently transitioned from a traditional trekking camp to an observation-only model.  

This change ensures that the resident elephants no longer have direct contact with humans. 

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