URGENT! Tell Bravo TV to Stop Supporting Phajaan by Promoting Elephant Trekking!
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This petition demands that Bravo TV pull it's upcoming episode of 'Tour Group' which promotes elephant riding in Thailand.
Background info: Bravo Television has a new reality series entitled 'Tour Group' which documents the travels of a group of people to attractions across the world. One episode features riding elephants in Thailand. Bravo TV is watched by millions of people across the world and is most known for 'The Real Housewives' franchise.
What's Wrong With Riding Elephants? Elephant rides recently topped World Animal Protection's list of the world's 10 most cruel animal attractions. In order to train elephants to give tourists rides, babies are subjected to what is known as phajaan, or "elephant crushing". This heartbreaking process leaves the babies scarred by physically and mentally for life.
What Will Pulling the Episode Do? With millions of viewers globally, this episode will effectively serve as a giant advertisement for the 'elephant trekking' industry. You can't pay for more premium ad space anywhere. Airing the episode will not only inspire people to go elephant trekking on their vacation, it will also send the message that this type of violence against animals is ok.
When is the episode supposed to air? The series premiers on March 1st. I am unsure about the exact date this particular episode is supposed to air. Hopefully it never does.
What Else Can I Do?
Post on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Bravo/?fref=ts
Post on 'Tour Group's' Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/TourGroupBravo/?fref=ts
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