Petition: Stop using baby elephants in bars and hotels and beaches in Thailand

Exposing the Big Game

Stop using baby elephants in bars and hotels and beaches in Thailand

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http://www.thepetitionsite.com/778/831/285/stop-using-baby-elephants-in-bars-and-hotels-and-beaches-in-thailand/?taf_id=13597515&cid=fb_na

Asian elephants are an endangered species. Experts believe there are now less than 2000 wild elephants living in Thailand. The population is declining at a rapid rate due to loss of habitat.

Illegal capture and trade for use in the tourism industry is also a big problem.

This industry thrives because foreign visitors all want to ride elephants, or watch them do tricks, paying good money for the privilege.

But the fact is that wild elephants need to be tamed before they can be ridden. Except the taming process in Southeast Asia is not the same as with a wild horse. It’s much more brutal, and is accomplished when the elephants are very young.
Wild elephants won’t let humans ride on top of them. So in…

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