Artists for Elephants works to rescue and protect domesticated Asian elephants, reducing the number of elephants that are forced to live and work in violent, unhealthy conditions. We are dedicated to establishing and supporting projects that deal with education of elephant owners and tourists, habitat protection, and the rescue and care of at risk Asian elephants.
A4E intends to support domestic Asian elephant populations in Thailand by raising funds for projects with the following goals:
To provide safe, non-violent homes for domestic elephants in sanctuaries, wildlife centers, and refuges where they are able to live in family groups and are not forced to work
To educate elephant owners, mahouts (elephant trainers) and local populations on healthy treatment of, and conditions for, domesticated elephants
To provide support for elephant-human conflict resolution
To provide on the ground domestic elephant care
To educate tourists in responsible elephant tourism