No more elephant rides in Angkor Wat:
Angkor Wat in Cambodia is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that attracts millions of tourists every year; most of whom sign-up for the elephant rides offered here. In a recent report issued by the committee, it has been confirmed that by early 2020, elephants will not be used as carriers in Angkor Wat. However, tourists will still be able to watch them in the conservation centres.
It is not just elephants in Cambodia that are being extracted from their natural habitat and are treated inhumanly trained for long hours, many other places practice the same torture on elephants, and there is an immediate need to change this system. Here is a list of countries in Asia where 'pahajaan' (soul crushing) in elephants is widely prevalent.