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Elephants living conditions in Thailand

Training camps, back rides, abuse... In Thailand, elephants are not living a happy life. But thanks to these initiatives, mindsets could evolve. 🐘

06/07/2018 3:51 PM
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  • Reshma K.
    06/07/2018 16:18

    🙏🏻

  • Frankie M.
    06/07/2018 17:37

    Damn. I really didn't think about this. Me and a few friends are actually going during the first half of next year and my my highest priority was to ride an elephant. I guess it's time I reconsidered it.

  • Andrew E.
    06/07/2018 17:48

    when we get a sak yant tattoo from Thailand, we should visit an elephant sanctuary.

  • Sam M.
    06/07/2018 18:52

    44% is still disgusting!

  • Kimberly P.
    06/07/2018 20:20

    Thank You For Making a Difference in these Elephants Lives..:) CONGRATS every Little Bit Helps..:)

  • Kerry R.
    06/07/2018 21:32

    You'd never ever catch me wanting to ride an elephant,that's not what these beautiful and gracious animals are for. At least someone has taken a stand and is willing to try and change the lives of the elephants. May God bless him ❤

  • Jackie V.
    06/07/2018 22:47

    💔

  • Amos V.
    06/08/2018 00:07

    Ok, I've been in Thailand on a school trip for eight weeks. We visited an elephant camp and the conditions there looked not ideal but not absolutely terrible. Later, we spent three days in a mahout training school and here the elephants were treated really well. They were let out in their natural habitat for 8 hours a day and didn't work all that much. Their mahout also had a really close bond with the elephant. Therefore, although in some cases elephants are treated poorly in Thailand, they are often looked after very well. Also, the work gives them mental exercise and it is great to see the interaction between mahout and elephant. Also, elephant populations would decrease drastically without these camps because there would be no use for elephants and they eat about 200kg of food each day which no one would be willing to pay with no return, leading to elephants being let completely free. This is good in some ways but also they will be hunted for there tusks and have many human threats. Also if they walk into a city or village, they are most likely to be shot to protect the people. So although I agree that some elephant camps treat the animals poorly, it would be bad to completely abolish it.

  • Stephanie Z.
    06/08/2018 01:20

    this is why you just shouldn't 😭

  • Bonnie C.
    06/08/2018 12:10

    There are several ethical elephants parks in Thailand where people can interact closely with elephants. Before supporting any with your dollars though look into them. Question how they treat their animals, what they do with their money. If riding is promoted or even allowed, think twice as this stresses the animals often not providing sufficient water, and rest time in an effort to entertain humans. I spent time at Elephant Nature Park a few months ago and left feeling like I made a difference and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience in doing so. The movie Love and Bananas provides more education on this topic. Love and blessings to all who consider the welfare of animals in their travels and entertainment. ♥️🐘

  • Troy D.
    06/09/2018 06:06

    Literally worked to death. I almost feel like i know what thats like

  • Gina G.
    06/09/2018 06:09

    These beautiful animals are treated so badly so people can make money out of them

  • Hugh H.
    06/09/2018 13:08

    bless the persons whos taking care and very much concern for the elephants.

  • Jill S.
    06/09/2018 16:13

    Thank god poor beasts are badly treated in many countries

  • Helen T.
    06/09/2018 23:45

    Thank you for your good heart protecting the elephants. Humans should respect these wonderful animals. God bless you 😊💕

  • Luis C.
    06/10/2018 02:34

    No me agrada el maltrato a los animales lo detesto es ....

  • PRince S.
    06/10/2018 07:04

    Wait that's the guy who started these tourism sites and now says i can't watch the elephants suffer? WTF?

  • Cortez R.
    06/10/2018 08:06

    Those people put a curse on themselves morons

  • Bholi K.
    06/10/2018 16:36

    Hay

  • Blessing G.
    06/10/2018 16:47

    You now talk to elephants did they tell you that they are not happy ? Maybe there a lot conversation you did with them . What did they say about the weather be like in Thailand?