Wildlife SOS was established in 1995 with the holistic belief that providing sustainable alternative livelihoods and education to communities dependent on wildlife and natural resources, would lead to sustainable wildlife protection. Wildlife SOS’s major accolade has been the abolition of the barbaric dancing bears practice in which sloth bear cubs were poached from the wild and trained using cruel methods to entertain tourists. We have been rescuing and rehabilitating captive elephants in India since 2009, and have provided a safe haven to 20 elephants