Vietnam: the Elephant Racing Festival draws critics

Elephants playing soccer, racing or swimming. These performances are part of a controversial festival in Vietnam. Several NGOs are now speaking out against these practices.

03/15/2019 3:59 PM
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  • Joy d.
    03/15/2019 16:17

    Néver sit on the back of an elephant; they had to go through so many terrible things + their backs are not made for it and it hurts them a lot actually.. It's so sad :(

  • Zoe L.
    03/15/2019 17:16

    Sick sick people

  • Ursula K.
    03/15/2019 17:23


  • Nadhem M.
    03/15/2019 17:30

    As usual, humans being inhuman

  • Kurt M.
    03/15/2019 17:42

    Why do us F'n humans think that all the animals on earth are here for us???

  • Noelia S.
    03/15/2019 18:37


  • Elaine G.
    03/15/2019 19:22

    Ugh.....horrid 😱

  • Zoe L.
    03/15/2019 19:47

    Sick sick people

  • Doris D.
    03/15/2019 19:58

    Where are the animals "saviors" now. Did you see that club that he was hitting that elephant with? That is abuse.

  • Sue K.
    03/15/2019 20:44

    Why is it that they are so fucking cruel?..this and torturing and eating dogs!

  • Madison C.
    03/15/2019 21:02

    I don't think Elephant caregivers or mahouts should be judged so severely on practices that can have a bad reputation due to some bad people because not ALL of them abuse their elephants. Why should things end because of a few bad eggs? That's like banning women from not having a child because of all the abusive moms out there or banning people from adopting a dog because of animal abusers, or dog fighters. Just get rid of the bad eggs and stop labeling it all as abusive. If you're personally against something, simply don't support it and move on,like an adult. Not spread propaganda or one-sided claims. MAJORITY of mahouts take amazing care of their elephants, because they grew up rasing them. Stop attacking their culture. also, There's no such thing as "the crush" - "Phajan" doesn't even mean crush. It's a spiritual ritual and doesn't invovle a brutal beating at all. - I'll leave this to you to provide evidence :)

  • Victoriya G.
    03/15/2019 22:23

    Sadists 😡👹

  • Mo Z.
    03/15/2019 23:41

    elefantenrennen 😁

  • Candace W.
    03/16/2019 00:14

    Some people are so amazingly STUPID and SELFISH

  • Victoria P.
    03/16/2019 02:08


  • Boda E.
    03/16/2019 02:26

    North America complaining about this shit dont have the right to when they eat chicken/beef almost everyday , those lifestock barely see the sun and have barely space to move , "omg look at how they treat these elephants" not saying its right but dont even..

  • Elijah D.
    03/16/2019 02:37

    Is that so 𓂀

  • Louie S.
    03/16/2019 02:42


  • Albert P.
    03/16/2019 05:22

    This is brutal torture to the poor elephants

  • Ivan B.
    03/16/2019 05:55

    We also have people to entertain us and sistems that we live in. A lot of people live much worse than this elephants... What about horses and other animals that we use. And eat?? There are so much bigger problems to solve.