Stop this cruelty against elephants – Thailand is a big shame to the whole world
Thailand to Stop Elephant Torture
This article published for informing the cruelty against elephants in thailand. Please try to stop this type of cruelty against animals especially elephants. Thailand is a big shame to whole world.
Elephants that ”work” in Thailand and other tourist destinations have to go through a ritual called phajaan, or “crush”. It begins with the baby elephants (usually three to four years old) being taken from their mothers and placed in a small, wooden pen. To get them securely in the pen, these babies are beaten with bamboo, sticks with nails attached to the tip and bull hooks. Once in place, the crush lasts for roughly a week. During this time, they are beaten, bludgeoned, have hooks attached to their sensitive ears, and are deprived of food and water as well as sleep, all in the name of breaking ties with their mothers and becoming domesticated. While in the crush, through the infliction of pain, they learn how to accept riders, do circus tricks and paint. This is designed to break the animal’s spirit which it certainly achieves, often taking its sanity too.
Used for centuries to domesticate wild elephants, this torture training method is still accepted as the only viable training method for elephant handlers and is used in almost every elephant attraction in Thailand.
And, once they have their souls stomped out, they are simply vessels entertaining people. They are chained. They don’t eat enough.
Like humans, elephants have the capability to form relationships and have emotions
. But, not the elephants working for the tourists.
People who visit Thailand and other countries with elephant tourism don’t realize the damage they cause these elephants when they support trekking camps, go to circuses or buy the paintings done by these creatures. Without knowing, they send a clear message to the elephant tourism industry that shows they support the torture these animals go through early in their life, as well as the horrific conditions they live in as cogs in the tourism wheel. Please never support this horrible practice, never ride an elephant. (Andres Grijalva)
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In Thailand, approximately 3,000 of the country’s estimated 4,500 endangered Asian elephants are in private hands. Most are used as tourist attractions in elephant camps where they are forced to perform circus tricks and give rides. PETA U.S. has uncovered the horrific torture that is routine in Thailand’s secret “training” camps. Still-nursing baby elephants are literally dragged from their mothers, kicking and screaming. They are immobilized, beaten mercilessly, and gouged with nails for days at a time. These ritualized “training” sessions leave the elephants badly injured, traumatized, or even dead.
PETA is urging the government of Thailand to enact laws prohibiting the cruel treatment, confinement, and training of elephants and to ban the use of elephants for commercial or entertainment purposes immediately. The laws would protect these sensitive, intelligent, and highly endangered animals from future abuse.
With the numbers of elephants in the world dwindling, Thailand should be a role model for other countries in establishing and promoting elephant protection at home and abroad. Tourists would flock to Thailand to see herds of elephants roaming freely in sanctuaries. Please watch the video footage that shows how these elephants are broken and then contact the prime minister of Thailand,
The Honourable Abhisit Vejjajiva, to demand an end to this cruel, barbaric, and disgraceful practice that should have been stopped long ago.