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Join the fight against inhuman treatment of elephants!

Feel like you can’t make a difference in an elephant’s life? You can.

Become a member of A4E and help us fight elephant cruelty, rescue elephants in need, support amazing elephant projects, and join the fight to keep elephants from becoming extinct!

For $10 or $20 a month you can change an elephant’s life forever!

Current Project

Help us raise funds for supplies for the new Elephant Hospital at The Wildlife Friends Foundation of Thailand (WFFT). Not only will this hospital benefit the 15 elephants that live completely chain free at WFFT, but all of the elephants in the area that need medical care. We have already been able to fund the sinks and counters, but we want to help more. Help us reach our goal of $2000.

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As recently as thirty years ago, elephants roamed freely over all of Southeast Asia, numbering in the tens of thousands.


< 5000
elephants remain in Thailand
elephants remaining in the wild
domesticated elephants owned by humans

Some experts say if there is no change, elephants will be extinct in the wild in the next 20 years. Artists for Elephants works in partnership with sanctuaries and elephant projects to rescue, care for, and protect Asian Elephants.


Our Founder

Kristin McLaughlin Mitchell

Kristin founded Artists for Elephants in 2010 after a 5-week trip to Thailand where she learned about the dire situation facing elephants in SE Asia. Since then she has lead A4E to help many project in Thailand that are helping improve the treatment and care of elephants, and studied conservation biology with a Fellowship at Columbia University’s CERC graduate program, where she focused on animal conservation.

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