End cruelty to elephants. Ban the howdah.

Hit Counter



★ Queue runs 24/7
★ Message me for an easy promo

Welcome to my tropical blog. I hope you like it ♥

Howdahs are the large metal or wooden saddles used by many elephant owners. They often come adorned with decorative and regal looking covers reminiscent of the days of the Maharaja’s but are they necessary and what are they hiding?!

Howdahs are very bad for the long term health of elephants as they are proven to cause many injuries such as;

Pressure Wounds
Spinal Damage
Belly Abscesses
Rope Sores
Internal Injuries
Dehydration and Starvation

They will ultimately take years off an animal’s life. Howdahs even cause difficulty in drinking, eating and simple moving or breathing, because of the tight fitting harness, similar to a person wearing a tight corset.

Howdahs are often poorly constructed and the elephants are overloaded and worked for long periods of time, this leads to the frame rubbing their backs, causing blisters, abscesses and open wounds that can become infected.

Riding bareback or with a slightly padded blanket is an obvious, cheap solution to the Howdah issue. Combined with limiting the number of riders at any one time, this will eliminate many of the injuries that elephants working in the tourist industry suffer each year. Simple alternatives such as these will lead to the animal suffering less stress and having a longer, happier life.

text credit to MEF

kThis post has 514 notes
tThis was posted 2 months ago
zThis has been tagged with mine, cruelty, elephants, tropical, howdah, jungle, summer,
  1. all-hail-the-bitch reblogged this from sheeponwheels
  2. sheeponwheels reblogged this from stillgotthestars
  3. tropical---rush reblogged this from kai-tribes
  4. diveintheoceannn reblogged this from kai-tribes
  5. kai-tribes reblogged this from acai-passion
  6. acai-passion reblogged this from elephants-and-paradise
  7. acti-veg reblogged this from anogoodrabblerouser
  8. herodinami-eroulinvinetita reblogged this from unfortunatesalmon
  9. the-sweetestbitch reblogged this from aloe-tropics
  10. zealous-dreamer reblogged this from riseabovedefeat
  11. superwholockedfandom reblogged this from destruction-of-creation
  12. destruction-of-creation reblogged this from playfulpigs
  13. romanpixie reblogged this from fightingforanimals
  14. moofpie reblogged this from break-these-chains
  15. break-these-chains reblogged this from fightingforanimals
  16. ashtray-heartbreaks reblogged this from adventures-and-daisys
  17. stillgotthestars reblogged this from findingiridescence
  18. tabletoptragedy reblogged this from imperfectiondoneperfectly
  19. findingiridescence reblogged this from recovery-and-happiness
  20. diggitydogdarn reblogged this from allygfreshstagram
  21. allygfreshstagram reblogged this from bayleeneedstostop
  22. imperfectiondoneperfectly reblogged this from the-dreaming-kind
  23. the-dreaming-kind reblogged this from stigmta
  24. ifuckingdontknowwhatimdoing reblogged this from recovery-and-happiness
  25. stigmta reblogged this from wowkarenasuchblog
  26. wowkarenasuchblog reblogged this from fightingforanimals
  27. flappersanddphilosophers reblogged this from all-time-low-ruined-my-life
  28. thehighvegan reblogged this from veganstreet
Auto scroll: START STOP