Domestication of Elephants

The NSPCA is appalled by the trade of elephants into captivity and remains vigilant to what is happening at ground level. National Inspectors continue to monitor the wellbeing of those elephants already in captivity, whether in elephant-back safari operations, zoos or circuses. These animals may well be lost to conservation but their humane treatment in long-term captivity remains a priority as does securing their release back into the wild.