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OUR MISSION & oUR CAUSE: PROMOTING
PROMOTING
ELEPHANT WELFARE IN THAILAND

Would you like to make a positive impact on elephants’ lives while exploring the beauty of Thailand? Unchained Elephants is dedicated to transforming the welfare of elephants by rescuing them from the harsh conditions of the entertainment industry and fostering responsible tourism.

Founded in 2021 in response to the challenges faced by elephants during the pandemic, we are committed to rescuing working elephants enduring cruel treatments. As tourism resumes, these gentle giants require assistance once again. Unchained Elephants strives to rescue and provide a sanctuary for elephants, liberating them from exploitation.

BE A PART OF OUR NEXT ELEPHANT RESCUE!

Join our mission to rescue and protect elephants in Thailand! Sign up now to be part of our rescue team and help us make a global impact on elephant welfare through inspiration, empowerment, and positivity. Together, we can ensure a brighter future for these magnificent creatures. Don’t wait, join us today and be a part of something meaningful! 🌟🐘

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we believe that education is the cornerstone of lasting change.

With a dual purpose, our mission is not only to rescue elephants but also to educate and support our community of travelers visiting Thailand. Our commitment to lasting change is built on three pillars:

  1. Educating Travelers: Prioritizing awareness among travelers and kids, advocating for ethical practices in elephant tourism to promote responsible interactions.
  2. Establishing an Education Center: Striving to create a local education center for elephant owners, offering training on ethical sanctuary management and sustainable business models.
  3. Rescuing Elephants in Need: Extending our efforts to rescue elephants facing hardship, ensuring they receive the care they deserve.
HOLISTIC ELEPHANT
WELFARE APPROACH

The mission of Unchained Elephants extends beyond just rescuing elephants because we recognize that sustainable and lasting change requires a multifaceted approach. While rescuing elephants from harsh conditions is a crucial and immediate need, we believe that addressing the root causes and educating both travelers and local communities is equally vital.

HOLISTIC ELEPHANT
WELFARE APPROACH

The mission of Unchained Elephants extends beyond just rescuing elephants because we recognize that sustainable and lasting change requires a multifaceted approach. While rescuing elephants from harsh conditions is a crucial and immediate need, we believe that addressing the root causes and educating both travelers and local communities is equally vital.

UNCHAINED ELEPHANTS’
RESCUE EFFORTS
Thoughtful Rescue, Lasting Impact.

Committed to rescuing elephants in harsh conditions, we employ extensive measures to break the cycle. Each case is approached thoughtfully and ethically, involving comprehensive checks and cautious decision-making. Our process includes preventive measures to deter owners from using funds to acquire another elephant. Additionally, we conduct ghost check-ups before and after our initial visit for a thorough assessment. This ensures our actions align with the mission of creating a positive, lasting impact on the lives of these majestic beings while avoiding unintended consequences.

UNCHAINED ELEPHANTS’
RESCUE EFFORTS
Thoughtful Rescue, Lasting Impact.

Committed to rescuing elephants in harsh conditions, we employ extensive measures to break the cycle. Each case is approached thoughtfully and ethically, involving comprehensive checks and cautious decision-making. Our process includes preventive measures to deter owners from using funds to acquire another elephant. Additionally, we conduct ghost check-ups before and after our initial visit for a thorough assessment. This ensures our actions align with the mission of creating a positive, lasting impact on the lives of these majestic beings while avoiding unintended consequences.

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OUR PROJECT MILESTONES
Project Launched (February 2022)
In February 2022, amidst the pandemic, the project was launched as XRP Herd. With an aim to make a positive impact during the lock down, our initiative was dedicated to feeding unemployed elephants and providing them with care and support.
May 2022 Pandemic Relief for Elephants in Need
In May 2022, the project started with the first donations of 12,000 USD to help elephants suffering from a lack of food due to the pandemic.
Rebranding To Unchained Elephants (March 2023)
In March 2023, we transitioned from XRP Herd to Unchained Elephants, aligning our identity with a renewed mission for the well-being of elephants. A fitting change for a greater impact.
Unchaining Kanoon (September 5th, 2023)
On September 5th, 2023, we achieved a milestone by unchaining Kanoon, a bull elephant, from the harsh conditions near a garbage dump in Chiang Mai. His rescue and relocation to BLES (Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary) in Sukhothai marked our first elephant rescue.
Unchaining Kham Phaeng (December 12th, 2023)
In a crucial rescue mission, we successfully saved Kham Phaeng, an elderly and almost toothless female elephant, from the harsh conditions of a trekking camp in Pattaya. She now relishes a new life at Somboon Legacy Foundation in Kanchanaburi.
“Unchained” Docuseries (May 31st, 2024)
Lights, camera, action! 🎬 The "Unchained" Docuseries kicks off its filming journey with none other than Erik and Sierra from Humanimal Pictures, producers of Harambe The Movie. Their expertise and passion for storytelling promise to bring Mongkoln's rescue and the broader mission of elephant welfare to life like never before. Get ready for an emotional rollercoaster as we embark on this groundbreaking project together!
Unchaining Mongkoln (June 1st, 2024)
On June 1st, our third rescue mission began at the stroke of midnight. Mongkoln, a young bull elephant, found hope. Born into captivity and burdened by the weight of exploitation, his journey symbolizes the enduring struggle of countless captive elephants. With six organizations united, he was rescued, relocated, and unchained, marking a significant moment and inspiring elephant welfare worldwide.
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