Captive Asian elephants are often overworked, underfed and abused through outdated and inhumane training techniques. LEI will raise funds to support the welfare of captive Asian elephants located within Lao PDR. Initially, we plan to focus our efforts in Luang Prabang Province, with the intent to expand our project scope as we continue to grow.
LEI will raise funds to support the compassionate treatment and innovative management of captive Asian elephants. Funds will be granted to provide medical care to captive elephants; develop innovative chain free enclosures and reintroduction programs, and provide positive reinforcement training to elephant caretakers.
LEIs support of captive elephant populations within Lao PDR will further its exempt purpose by providing relief to overworked, mistreated animals that have been experiencing decreasing reproduction rates resulting from stress and abuse.