Elephant Haven Sanctuary, Thailand

$4,014 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 210 people in 7 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 is part of the Elephant Nature Park organization based in Chang Mai, and although 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 & Elephant Nature park 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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George Garcia
3 months ago

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
4 months ago

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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$4,014 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 210 people in 7 months
Created June 25, 2016
KF
$5
katrin fish-ka
1 hour ago

thank you to Boho beautiful!

CB
$20
Claudia Besson
10 hours ago
DM
$5
Danielle Martin
5 days ago

Thank you Mark & Juliana for this video and raising awareness and everything you to ♥

LB
$50
Lenka Burdikova
6 days ago
DD
$30
Daniela Dib
7 days ago

Love you guys <3

LB
$14
Lisa Biermann
8 days ago
LJ
$5
Louise Jackson
8 days ago
ME
$10
Madelon Eelderink
9 days ago

Thanks for starting this great initiative!

AB
$25
Anna Berwind
9 days ago
TH
$35
Tina Heinrich
9 days ago
George Garcia
3 months ago

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.

+ Read More
Pete J. Probe
4 months ago

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

+ Read More
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