常见福利问题

4000多年来,圈养大象在人类的宗教信仰、精神崇拜和整个社会的塑造中起着举足轻重的作用。

 

遗憾的是,亚洲象现已被列为濒危物种。大象的护理、健康和安全比以往任何时候都更重要。尽管有的人认为所有大象都应该生活在野外,但事实是,圈养大象所面临的威胁要比野外生存的大象少。人象冲突,森林退化和偷猎使得野生大象的数量急剧下降。 

 

以大象为主的旅游业能够保护大象的遗传多样性,同时延续古老的养象艺术。如果运作得当,这对大象个体、贫困社区和整个亚洲象物种都是一个双赢的局面。点击查看常见福利页,了解更多关于21世纪圈养亚洲象的常见误解和问题。

 

在亚洲圈养大象标准中,我们是大象保护和大象旅游之间的纽带。只参观ACSE认可的大象营  

Elephant riding


Kongsawasdi S, Brown JL, Boonprasert K, Pongsopawijit P, Wantanajittikul K, Khammesri S, Tajarernmuang T, Thonglorm N, Kanta-In R, Thitaram C. Impact of Weight Carriage on Joint Kinematics in Asian Elephants Used for Riding. Animals. 2021; 11(8):2423. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11082423




Elephant enrichment


Fernandez EJ, Upchurch B, Hawkes NC. Public Feeding Interactions as Enrichment for Three Zoo-Housed Elephants. Animals. 2021; 11(6):1689. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani11061689




Elephant welfare


Bansiddhi P, Brown JL, Thitaram C. Welfare Assessment and Activities of Captive Elephants in Thailand. Animals. 2020; 10(6):919. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani10060919




Captive elephant conservation


Suter, IC. Rewilding or reviewing: Conservation and the elephant-based tourism industry. Animal Sentience. 2020; 28(3). DOI: 10.51291/2377-7478.1556




Elephant interactions


Bansiddhi P, Brown JL, Khonmee J, et al. Management factors affecting adrenal glucocorticoid activity of tourist camp elephants in Thailand and implications for elephant welfare. 2019; PLoS One. 2019;14(10):e0221537. Published 2019 Oct 1. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0221537