These #Elephants sit here all day, every

These #Elephants sit here all day, every day to be ridden by tourists, who have no idea what they go through! A process called ‘Phaajan’, whereby they crush the spirit out of the elephant, so that it can be controlled by its #mahout. This can involve anything from confined spaces, spikes, hooks, chains & shackles. They are then ‘broken in’ & ready for you to ride! They spend a life of misery in solitude & slave labour, develop bad joints, foot problems and skin disorders! So, think about this the next time you see any of these activities…tell your #friends, fellow #travellers and the companies that offer it. And, I bet there is something close by that is more #sustainable.


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