According to the group, this chaining method isn't only cruel, it also breaks the Malaysian wildlife law.
"This is the worst form of elephant abuse we have had the misfortune to come across," FOTO'S director Upreshpal Singh said. "Lasah is used and abused for tourist money and we were shocked to find him barbarically chained on all four legs when he isn't being exploited. We're inclined to think he's chained in the same manner every night and it's no surprise he is severely underweight."
Advocates for Lasah hope to send him to the Kuala Gandah elephant sanctuary.