Shocking unseen footage shows parts of the cruel training process that young elephants endure to make them submissive enough to interact with tourists, such as giving rides, bathing and performing in shows
The video makes for very difficult viewing. It includes eight young elephants being:
- forcibly taken from their mothers
- tied to wooden structures while beaten repeatedly
- walking hobbled in chains
We are urgently calling for a complete overhaul of the way captive elephants are treated, before tourism gradually resumes following its collapse during COVID-19.
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