Chained elephant at Mason Elephant Park, Bali

Help end elephant suffering at Mason Elephant Park and Lodge

End elephant suffering

Short chained on concrete without shade, prodded and poked with bullhooks to give tourists gruelling rides. Will you help end elephant suffering?
Image credit: World Animal Protection / Andito Wasi

Please be the voice of the elephants who are forced to toil in blistering heat at this popular tourist spot in Bali all day.

Right now, the elephants trapped at Mason Elephant Park and Lodge in Bali are in desperate need of your help.

They live a life of suffering as their handlers threaten them with sharp bullhooks as they give rides to tourists.

They are made to toil for hours in the blistering heat of the sun only to be chained in isolation, in some cases, without any shade.

You can help save them from a life of pain and suffering by calling on Mason Elephant Park and Lodge to stop profiting from the misery of these highly intelligent beings.

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Misleading marketing disguises a lifetime of trauma

Contrary to popular belief, the captive breeding of elephants in entertainment venues does not have any genuine benefit to conservation.

Such breeding and use of captive elephants in tourism is a lucrative business, driven by tourist demand and commerce.

While Mason Elephant Park and Lodge claims to be Bali’s “only dedicated elephant rescue facility,” their last rescue was in 2004, and captive breeding has been occurring at the park since then.

As a tourism-focussed business, it is highly unlikely that any of their elephants born in captivity will ever be released into the wild.


Mason Lodge Elephant Park mahout with hook

Image credit: World Animal Protection / Andito Wasi

New report reveals harmful holidays

Our latest 'Holidays that Harm' report reveals the heartbreaking plight of the elephants at this venue and that of 1,300 other wild animals observed across 34 venues in Bali and Lombok.

While we all have a responsibility to do our research before going to a captive wildlife entertainment venue on our holiday, “humane washing” and other misleading marketing strategies have made it difficult to gain reliable and trusted recommendations from venues and travel companies.

Travel companies and tour operators have a crucial role to play in ensuring wild animals do not suffer cruel training regimes and low welfare living conditions for tourist entertainment. They must act responsibly and stop the sale of wildlife encounters, performances and accommodation in places that house wild animals. And when travel companies have robust animal welfare policies in place, tourists have the information they need to make holiday choices that align with their values.

Elephant riding with a bullhook at Mason Elephant Park, Bali

Image credit: World Animal Protection / Andito Wasi

You can help end elephant suffering

You may be surprised to know that elephants, too, can experience post-traumatic stress disorder.

Unfortunately, they are often “tamed” using inhumane methods like chaining, jabbing with sharp bullhooks and isolation to make them submit to activities such as riding or bathing, which can traumatise them for a lifetime.

Right now, your action can help put an end to the misery and trauma of the elephants at this park. Forever.

Will you be part of the reason that no elephant ever suffers such a cruel fate in the name of tourism?

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Monkey in a cage, Bali. Credit: Andito Wasi / World Animal Protection

Read our report

Bali and Lombok may seem like dream destinations, but the islands are a nightmare for wildlife being exploited for tourist entertainment.

Elephant riding with a bullhook at Bali Zoo

Donate to protect animals

You can help to make sure elephants are given the chance to live out their lives in a calm, peaceful environment.

Elephant riding at Mason Elephant Park. Credit: Andito Wasi / World Animal Protection

Stop travel giants selling cruelty

Help us demand GetYourGuide, Traveloka,, and TUI Musement stop the sale of cruel wildlife experiences.