BEES, Elephant sanctuary

Elephant health check and injections at BEES in Thailand, in November 2015

BEES – Burm and Emily’s Elephant Sanctuary is a home for old, injured and retired elephants needing rest and/or permenant care. Elephants get a chance to live free and to just be elephants.

The sanctuary provide an alternative for elephants and their owners to move away from the busy city life and hardships of trekking by providing a retirement home for elephants and a place were elephants can live free and have a good rest in a natural environment.

This organization works to raise awareness and to join many others in the hope to bring an end to the suffering and exploitation of the elephants. There are over 4,000 registered captive elephants in Thailand that suffer everyday in the tourism industry being used for entertainment and trekking. Little do the tourists know that the $$$ are funding the continued exploitation and ultimately the suffering of these beautiful and majestic creatures.

Located just 2.5hrs drive South-West of Chiang Mai, amongst beautiful mountain scenery and lush countryside, BEES is a local family and community based project. Situated in a valley in Maechaem, we have  breath taking views of Doi Inthanon the highest mountain in Thailand.

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