Stop Abusing Elephants to Entertain Tourists

Elephant-ride by-Pragyan-Dowerah

Target: General Prayuth Chan-Ocha, Leader of the National Council for Peace and Order

Goal: Outlaw stealing elephants from the wild and using abusive training methods to get them used to people.

Baby elephants are taken from their mothers, tied to a tree for a week, kept in isolation, locked in cages where they cannot move, and severely beaten in an effort to get them ready for tourists who will later ride them. Such abuse needs to end in order to ensure that these animals are able to live out their lives as wild elephants instead of slaves to the general populous. Training techniques used are better known to locals as the training “crush” because the elephant endures treatment designed to break its spirit. It is solely because of these techniques that an elephant allows a human to approach it, as a wild elephant would fight anyone who tried to ride it.

Sadly, baby elephants are said to cry throughout the time they are tied up, likely because they usually live with their mothers their entire lives. Additionally, although baby elephants should drink milk until they are at least two years old, they are only given bananas and water to eat.

Demand Thailand outlaw using elephants to entertain tourists and that anyone caught abusing elephants in this manner be held accountable under law. Animals don’t deserve to be abused for entertainment.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear General Chan-Ocha,

Elephants in your country endure gruesome training methods in order to get them used to humans. Something other than riding elephants needs to be found to entertain tourists, as elephants do not deserve to experience such abuse.

As you likely know, wild elephants do not allow people to get near them. Therefore, tying an elephant to a tree for a week, locking it inside a cage that is too small, and beating it for the purpose of making it used to humans riding it is a barbaric, sick and cruel practice. Furthermore, taking an elephant away from its mother when these animals typically stay with their mothers their whole lives is also a disturbing practice, as is feeding them bananas and water when they are supposed to specifically drink milk until they are at least two years old.

For the above reasons, I urge you to speak out against such cruelty, to demand that elephants no longer be taken from the wild, and to further insist that anyone found to be mistreating them be given a harsh sentence under law. These beautiful animals deserve better.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Pragyan Dowerah

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10 Comments

  1. IT IS TIME TO BAN AND STOP THIS MADNESS. FIND A HOBBY WORTHY OF A HUMAN BEING. THIS ABUSE OF MAJESTIC ELEPHANTS ARE A COWARDLY ACT PERFORMED BY MENTALLY DERANGED MONEY HUNGRY SCUMBAGS.

  2. end the bad humans who are taking the elephants and making them give tourist rides now.

  3. Its always China and Thailand, What sort of people are they to actually want to inflict pain on an animal! give me 10 minutes with the arseholes and ill inflict pain. The ‘humans’ and I use that term loosely – riding them are just as bad

  4. Years ago I watched actual footage of this utterly EVIL, SADISTIC “training” of baby elephants…and almost fainted, it was so unbelievably atrocious. Those ghastly images, and the screams of that poor, dear baby elephant are forever etched into my mind and heart now. All these scum-sucking, demented bastards involved in ALL facets of the enslavement of elephants ought to be unceremoniously SHOT & KILLED, END OF STORY, END OF ELEPHANT TORTURE!

    • Manel Dias says:

      Isn’t that the truth. I agree with you 100%. I too have seen the way those evil people abuse baby Elephants. If the religions are true they should burn in hell.

  5. Denise Baudin says:

    MORE FREE PUBLICITY FOR THAILAND:
    Prayuth Chan-Ocha, Leader of the National Council for Peace and Order: YOU HAVE TO BE AWARE THAT Baby elephants are taken from their mothers, tied to a tree for a week, kept in isolation, locked in cages where they cannot move, and severely beaten in an effort to get them ready for tourists who will later ride them.
    WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO STOP THIS CRUEL BEHAVIOR????? NOTHING.
    Outlaw stealing elephants from the wild and using abusive training methods to get them used to people.
    DUMB TOURISTS: STOP RIDING ELEPHANTS IN ORDER TO GET SELFIES.
    HAVE YOU PEOPLE HEAR OF BICYCLES??????? YOU ARE PROMOTING CRUELTY TO CAPTIVE ELEPHANTS.

  6. It is the foreigners/tourists fault! Demand & supplied! Promote respectful eco-tourism, not enslavement! Who is your God?

  7. Bev Woodburn says:

    When will the heartless human species learn that they are not the only living species on this planet.
    Rid the planet of the subhuman monsters that torture and abuse the innocent.

  8. annie vallet says:

    this must stop ! its is unbearable and unacceptable

  9. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared❗️😠

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