News: Animals in entertainment
August 07 2018
We know elephants are suffering at tourist attractions. But our new research reveals that their trainers and keepers – known as mahouts – are losing out too.
July 26 2018
We’re urging Thai authorities to end captive tiger breeding for wildlife tourist attractions and the traditional medicine industry
July 11 2018
After a series of dramatic ups and downs, Nepal’s last known "dancing bear" arrived today (July 11) at a specialist sloth bear sanctuary in India. He was wrongfully placed in a substandard zoo earlier in 2018
June 29 2018
Used for "dancing" for all of her brief life, this young female bear was destined for a life of cruelty. Thankfully, she's now in the care of the incredible staff at our partner sanctuary in Pakistan.
June 18 2018
After an emotional, uncertain few months, authorities have agreed to free Rangila the bear from a substandard zoo in Nepal. We helped rescue Rangila from the ‘dancing bear’ trade in December 2017, but he was then secretly taken to a zoo instead of a sanctuary
June 15 2018
We’re proud to be working with Elephant Haven in the South of France, Europe’s first ever sanctuary for retired circus elephants
June 05 2018
Earlier this month, a tiny four-month old female bear cub was brought to the Romania sanctuary after being found alone in a forest near Brasov.
June 04 2018
After being rescued, this young male is now being rehabilitated and prepped for release back into the wild
May 29 2018
Happy Elephant Care Valley in Chiang Mai, Thailand, is shifting away from cruelty and becoming an elephant-friendly attraction. Together with some of the world’s most influential travel companies, we’re working to push the landmark transition forward
May 21 2018
Not a single wildlife tourism entertainment venue in Bali, Lombok and Gili Trawangan with captive elephants, tigers, dolphins or civet cats meets even the basic needs of wild animals.