Wednesday, December 7, 2016

End the Suffering at Thailand's Surin Elephant Festival! - The Rainforest Site

End the Suffering at Thailand's Surin Elephant Festival! - The Rainforest Site
The illegal elephant trade is surging in Thailand propelled by tourism & entertainment industries. The Annual Surin Elephant Festival is both a venue to sell illegally poached wild elephants & a major tourist attraction. Surin's elephant trafficking hinges upon the illegal capture & sale of babies, infants torn from their mothers in the wild. Once captured animals are confined, beaten, deprived of sleep & food, ultimately "broken" for a lifetime of labor. As many as 300 elephants per year shuffle through the festival grounds. As few as 900 wild elephants are left in Thailand it's time to take action to end this cruelty.

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