Bath with éléphants 🐘🚿🌴
MY OPEN LETTER TO ELEPHANT RIDERS
Elephants don’t want you on their backs. They want to be in the jungle, knocking down trees and playing in rivers.This is what they don't tell you when you go there to ride an elephant, to make them carry tourists and do something totally against their instinct, their spirits need to be broken😢. They need to be submissive, hobbled souls who are so terrified they allow the mahouts to push them and endure the agony of carrying tourists each day.
To do this baby elephants are tortured for around three days straight in a process called Phajaan or the Crush – because basically the torture will crush the animals spirit. They are tied up, beaten, stabbed with bullhooks and starved until their eyes are dull and lifeless and they cease to resist. Now the elephant is trained and ready to submit to the will of its owners and carry tourists.
Do you still want to go there and pay for this cruel tourist activity?I hope not.
Please don’t ride elephants! And please let your friends and family know not to support this cruel practice. #stopanimalcruelty
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