How it works:
- The Elephant Sanctuary was an idea dreamt up by Kate Woolf.
- However, as she was fundraising overseas, two Lao whom had agree to help her turned on her. According to Kate, they rented (not rescue) elephants and set up a pseudo sanctuary on land owned by her.
- Although the elephants do not give rides, they are made to walk alongside tourists. More details by the real owner at this link.
Places to beware:
- Vang Vieng: Vang Vieng Elephant Sanctuary
What to do:
- Avoid supporting this place while its being run by the two locals.