Target: Thai Society of the Prevention of Cruelty Director, Suthisak Sucha
Goal: Shut down an elephant village where an employee allegedly physically abused a baby elephant in front of tourists.
A couple of tourists were at an elephant village in Thailand when they allegedly caught the physical abuse of a three-year-old baby elephant on film. A staff member at Damnoen Saduak Elephant Village is seen in the video approaching the poor calf in a threatening manner with his fist raised. When the calf cowers away in fear, the cruel man jerks its ear, sending the animal to the ground shrieking in pain. He then kicks the elephant’s foot and chained it up. The sickening, proud smile the abuser displays afterward shows that this cruel behavior is not frowned upon at the village.
The elephant’s instant reaction of fear when the aggressive man first approaches the animal speaks volumes. It’s clear the elephant is familiar with aggressive, threatening, and abusive handling. The threat of his fist alone should be enough to have him fired and charged with animal abuse. Since the elephant is clearly suffering physical abuse by the staff, the entire elephant village should be shut down. It’s bad enough the elephants are forced to survive in unhealthy, closed quarters. There’s no excuse for this deplorable display of cruelty to an innocent animal.
According to outlets, the only punishment the monster who abused the elephant received was suspension, and the owner of the facility defended him. Demand that the Damnoen Saduak Elephant Village be forced to shut down permanently, and the poor animals be sent to a safe sanctuary.
Dear Suthisak Sucha,
A baby elephant at the Damneon Saduak Elephant Village was reportedly abused physically by a staff member who smiled proudly after threatening the calf with his fist, then hurting its ear so badly it went to the ground shrieking in pain. He then kicked its foot before chaining it up. This blatant display of horrific abuse shows that the village has no regard for elephant lives. They’re using these poor innocent elephants and abusing them for fun.
These sick monsters should be prosecuted. We demand that action be taken immediately to shut the Damneon Saduak Elephant Village down permanently and relocate the poor animals to a safe sanctuary.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Charlie Costin