Elephant Haven Sanctuary, Thailand

$9,656 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 466 people in 10 months
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Boho Beautiful  Mississauga, ON
Thank you so much for coming to our GoFundMe page and considering to donate even the smallest amount of your hard earned money to such a wonderful cause as Elephant Haven Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi, Thailand.

Elephant Haven was once a trekking camp providing tourists with elephant riding and entertainment, it has since been converted into a place where elephants can recover in peace and be elephants again.

The business of people using Elephants to acquire easy tourist dollars is ugly, abusive, shameful, and unfortunately quite profitable… but places like Elephant Haven serve both as sanctuaries for these animals and as necessary experiential education for tourists and animal lovers alike. They help shine a light on the need for us to reevaluate our relationships to this planet’s most wonderful creatures.

Upon our jouney to Thailand, we had the great pleasure of spending a few days at Elephant Haven, and experienced what it takes to care for these amazing beings. From prepearing food, to feedings them, to walking, playing, and washing them, we even helped shovel & clean up their massive amounts of poop! There is no doubt that the people of any animal sanctuary have their hands full. Saving animals is not cheap. Even though its highly rewarding, Elephant Haven still has to compete against the existing Elephant Trekking Camps that continue to win over bussiness by offering rides, and all kinds of sad entertainment provided by bo-hooks and years of abuse and submission.

In Thailand, in order to buy an elephant’s freedom the cost is approx $20,000 USD. And after it acquires its freedom it only gets more expensive. Food, shelter, vet bills, care-takers, up keeping facilities, and property for the elephants to roam lead to an endless amount of expenditures. And when putting the elephant to work is not an option to bring in revenue, sanctuaries rely on visitors and donations.

So, we ask that you help in any way you can. Every single dollar is worth something to the people of Elephant Haven. So thank you.

We believe that it is our duty to protect those in need and we've come to a point in our history where so many of our animal friends need the help of places like this. We hope to raise enough money to provide Elephant Haven with even just a little more financial assistance as they continue to lead by example.

We thank you for taking this time to watch the video, visit our gofundme page, and contribute to the change we all wish to see upon our planet. Lets stand together as one and speak for the voiceless, they need us as much as we need them.

Love, 

Mark and Juliana Spicoluk
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Posted by Boho Beautiful
5 days ago
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We are so excited to share this amazing news with you guys! Meeting our goal in this campaign is clearly ALL because of all of YOU. It is YOUR incredible love, support, and kindness that has made this happen. It truly means the world to us, to the people of Elephant Haven, and we are sure to all of the elephants of Elephant Haven/ENP/and all over the world! :P So thank you from the bottom of our hearts!!

We should be solidifying specific dates with the sanctuary to deliver the money soon. But in the mean time we do want to put out a loose invite to anyone that might be interested to come join us at Elephant Haven Sanctuary in May (Kanchanaburi, Thailand). We're looking around the middle of May. It would be so great to meet some of you wonderful souls and for us all to share some quality time with these beautiful creatures. Feel free to email us if you think you might want to join. You can even join us for a yoga class along the River Kwai or on the grounds where we practiced last time.

Thank you again from the bottom of our hearts. This has been so inspiring for us. And none of it would have been possible without all of you.

Love & Light

Mark and Juliana
This is all because of you guys!!!
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George Garcia
6 months ago
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We were looking into incorporating yoga into our lives and we found your video. I am hooked. Tomorrow will be the first day to start my vegan life. I was overwhelmed by your elephant video and have shared it with others. Thank you so much, you made my week and have allowed me to find the push I needed to finally make the final push from only fish to a true vegan diet.

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Pete J. Probe
7 months ago
1
1

This is much more than a video.... it stands for all animals on this world...they are the origin of our existence!! We have to rotect their life!! LoL PJP

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$9,656 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 466 people in 10 months
Created June 25, 2016
JM
$150
James Mettier
6 months ago
1
1
FH
$5
faith holloway
10 months ago
1
1
$5
Karen Bowers
15 mins ago
CB
$5
Courtney Bowers
20 mins ago

Love you guys and all that you do to make the world a better place <3

$5
Anonymous
3 hours ago
MA
$10
Myuzhgen Ahmed
6 hours ago
LS
$20
Lisa Stern
7 hours ago
KP
$5
Kristine Powers
9 hours ago
EB
$5
Elisabetta Brancato
9 hours ago

<3

KT
$10
Kia and Paul Turner
13 hours ago

Juliana you are one of the people who inspired me to become vegan <3 Thank you for being beautiful inside and out

George Garcia
6 months ago
2
2

We were looking into incorporating yoga into our lives and we found your video. I am hooked. Tomorrow will be the first day to start my vegan life. I was overwhelmed by your elephant video and have shared it with others. Thank you so much, you made my week and have allowed me to find the push I needed to finally make the final push from only fish to a true vegan diet.

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Pete J. Probe
7 months ago
1
1

This is much more than a video.... it stands for all animals on this world...they are the origin of our existence!! We have to rotect their life!! LoL PJP

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