A better life for Thailand’s elephants
STEF provides free veterinary care to elephants in Southern Thailand to improve their welfare and protect their future.
STEF is providing free veterinary care to elephants in Thailand to ensure they can live their lives without pain and suffering. We have a specialist vet team based at our new elephant hospital near Khok Kloi in Phang Nga Province, and we also operate a mobile veterinary clinic so that our vets can reach sick or injured elephants even in the most remote areas of Southern Thailand.
Elephant welfare in Thailand came under the spotlight during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, when owners were struggling to feed their elephants. Our response was to run a major campaign which raised enough funds (through corporate sponsorship and private donations) to enable us to deliver over 700 truck-loads of feed to hungry elephants.
Please help us to continue to save elephants by supporting our vital work (see: How you can help). We need to continue to provide free veterinary care to vulnerable elephants. We are a small charity, run almost entirely by volunteers, but we have big plans: in future we hope to also create a rest home for old or abandoned elephants, and to promote education and research about elephant welfare.