Voice For Asian Elephants Society (VFAES) is a 501(c)(3) organization with a vision to create sustainable communities through caring for and protecting endangered Asian elephants in India, beginning with Kerala.


All contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the US tax laws.

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Phone: 1-833-8323787 (VFAESUS)

E-mail: support@vfaes.org

Address: 3415 South Sepulveda Blvd.,

Suite 1100, Los Angeles, California

VFAES Charitable Tax ID: 47-3943896


Elephants have been part of Kerala’s culture, to the extent that they’ve been in the past three decades. Many elephant owners and brokers have commercialized this cultural icon, leasing them out for money, as if they are commodities. Our daunting task is to remind the religious authorities that no religion promotes the exploitation of elephants in cultural and religious festivities. VFAES is launching workshops to sensitize key temples, train elephant handlers with positive reinforcement strategies, and empower the stakeholders with knowledge and tools to improve the welfare conditions as a first step to alleviating the suffering of elephants. VFAES’s ultimate goal is to create shackle free lives for elephants, while honoring and revering cultural traditions.