World Elephant Day 2017 Special: Ending the Exploitation of Elephants for Entertainment
Dr. Jan Schmidt-Burbach, Senior Wildlife & Veterinary Advisor, World Animal Protection
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Thousands of elephants are being abused for entertainment around Asia, according to a new report by the international non-profit animal welfare organization, World Animal Protection. In conjunction with World Elephant Day which was just celebrated on the 12th of August, we speak to Dr. Jan Schmidt-Burbach, a Senior wildlife and veterinary advisor at World Animal Protection about these troubling findings, and we also discuss the importance of putting a stop to the practice of exploiting elephants for entertainment.
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Tags: The Bigger Picture, Earth Matters, Elephants, Asian elephants, #UniteForTheHerd, Ecotourism, World Animal Protection, World Elephant Day, Animal Abuse, Animal Poaching, Wildlife Poaching, CITES, IUCN