Artists for Elephants via Crowdrise
December 31, 2011
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EVENT DATE: Jan 01, 2012
I am Tracy Toler, a fashion and portrait photographer in New York. Please help me raise the money needed to get elephants off their chains and into The Surin Project for one year!!!!! Your donation will help Thai elephants get off the chain and into a natural environment. The elephants' mahouts will be educated on the need for ecotourism in Thailand. Please help today!
This fundraiser is to help support the elephants of Thailand. By supporting Artists for Elephants you can change an elephant’s life forever.
As recently as thirty years ago, elephants roamed freely over all of Southeast Asia, numbering in the tens of thousands.
Today fewer than 5,000 elephants remain in Thailand. A mere 1500 in the wild, and about 3000 domesticated elephants, owned by humans. If this trend continues,soon there may be no more elephants in Thailand.
Most domesticated elephants are working in the illegal logging trade or tourist parks, or begging on the streets.
Many are injured, sick, or underfed and in need of rescue.
Artists for Elephants is working to rescue these elephants and bring them to sanctuaries in Thailand where they will befree from work, create family units, raise healthy babies, and spend the rest of their lives living like elephants. Artists for Elephants works in partnership with sanctuaries in Thailand to rescue, care for, and protect Asian Elephants.
Help protect the elephant population of Thailand before it is too late.
S.E.E. is Artists for Elephant's fiscal sponsor which provides not-for-profit status. Your donation will go directly to Artists for Elephants.
DONATIONS OVER $50 will receive an Artists for Elephants t-shirt!