After PETA and more than 96,000 people urged Fodor’s to update its travel guides to include information about the cruelty inherent in elephant rides—including how elephants used for them are beaten into submission and forced to spend much of their lives in chains—its website now reflects the truth: “Riding elephants is cruel.” The travel guide publisher has joined dozens of others in the tourism industry that oppose elephant rides. Ask the few remaining companies that still offer them to catch up.
“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE
— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind