Introducing SenSpa's Charity of the Year
20th Sep 2019
The sacred national emblem of Thailand, the Asian elephant has a special place in Thai history but, with only two born for every 10 that die, it is under serious threat of extinction.
To help save these beautiful animals, SenSpa has pledged $21,000 over the next three years to the elephant conservation charity in Laos which will help fund breeding programmes, education and health services at the elephant hospital.
Laos is officially known as the Lao People’s Democratic Republic and is a land-locked country sharing a border with Thailand - the source of SenSpa's inspiration. As a spa commited to natural, organic and ethical practices, we are constantly looking at ways to limit our environmental impact and give back to the earth. The asian elephant is Thailand's national emblem and when we learned of the danger this sacred animal was in, we knew we had to act.
Domesticated elephants in Laos are traditionally used in logging and can be worked to the point of exhaustion, meaning their life spans, birth rates and quality of life are falling well below acceptable standards. Elephants at the conservation centre are there to rest, either waiting to give birth or recovering from an exhausting life in logging or mass tourism industries.
SenSpa director Lina Lotto said:
“Elephants in Thailand have always been seen a symbol of power, peace, stability, strength and wisdom, and the notion that elephants bring good luck has a long history in Asia. Our Thai heritage is extremely important to us at SenSpa and we are keen to help secure the future of these wonderful animals.
The money we have pledged will be helping to fund the vital work done by the Elephant Conservation Center, which has been protecting elephants in Laos for over a decade by running welfare, vet care, breeding and training programmes.”
To honour our three-year pledge, SenSpa will add 50p to the bill of anyone dining at the Zen Garden restaurant and make a £1 donation from every beautiful soap stone elephant sold in our boutique.
Dine at the Zen Garden during your next spa day and help secure the future of the Asian elephant.
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