Edwin Wiek, WFFT’s founder, was part of a team that inspected the zoo and checked up on the elephants. Wiek and others instructed better food and less ride activity for the elephants, who were also suffering from digestive problems.
A year later, there is little change.
“Sadly it is not only the elephants that suffer in this old-fashioned run-down zoo on the outskirts of Bangkok — the welfare standards of all animals housed there are terrible,” the WFFT team said in an update. “These animals are legally traded throughout their long lives and in some instances sold to many different owners.”