Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 A Little Trick for Converting Centigrade to Fahrenheit
  2. 2 Trip Report Babies Galore: Kenya in April
  3. 3 Israel Trip - Very Early Planning Stage
  4. 4 nearby game lodge from Johannesburg
  5. 5 Lower Zambezi vs. Northern So. Luangwa
  6. 6 Trip Report Africa – after 10 years of waiting – an amazing and wondrous journey.
  7. 7 Other than car rental how to get to Kruger from Johannesburg?
  8. 8 Safari in South Africa
  9. 9 City Day guides and Sahara adventure
  10. 10 November Safari Help: Botswana or Kruger?
  11. 11 Safari in Kruger National Park
  12. 12 Trip Report Family4Travels to Israel & Petra -matzos, mezze and Menachem!!
  13. 13 Sabi Sands Savanna Private Reserve vs Timbavati Motswari Game Lodge
  14. 14 Trip Report Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe and Zambia) - Travel Report
  15. 15 Safari travel agent suggestions?
  16. 16 Straight through to Kenya or layover?
  17. 17 Southern Africa or Tanzania/Kenya for August 2018 Family Trip
  18. 18 Advise on Hotel stay and attractions visit in Casablanca
  19. 19 Experience of using Namibia Tracks and Trails
  20. 20 Transfer time at JNB Intl. airport
  21. 21 Sabi Sands areavs Motswari Timbavati area
  22. 22 Kilimanjaro Tour Operators
  23. 23 Egypt in 6 days itinerary - please advise
  24. 24 Going to Israel end of October. Maybe silly, but what shoes to bring?
  25. 25 Advice on private tour Morocco
View next 25 » Back to the top

Despite temptation: REFRAIN FROM RIDING ELEPHANTS!

Jump to last reply

RELOCATION OF 9 ELEPHANTS

In April this year, 10 elephants were captured from the wild by Basil Steyn and taken to Sondelani Ranch to be trained for elephant back safaris. As it is a well known fact that it is very difficult, if not impossible to train a wild elephant without inflicting pain and suffering, the matter was reported to Glynis Vaughan, Chief Inspector of the ZNSPCA.

It was decided to call in South African wildlife specialist, Karen Trendler to assess the condition of the elephants. The ZNSPCA were unable to pay for her travel expenses so we sent out an appeal and thanks to those of you who responded, Karen was able to come to Zimbabwe. She confirmed that there had been cruelty involved in the training of these elephants.

Much more............
http://www.bushdrums.com/forum/showthread.php?id=1211

((@))

11 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement