Nwon thought he'd finally escaped the logging industry - until his owner took him back.
The elephant, who is roughly 60 years old or older, had only been leased to Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary (BLES) in Sukhothai, Thailand, where he rubbed trunks with new friends who had also just been rescued from the industry. Nwon's owner wanted to let Nwon retire because he could not afford to keep him - but he still technically owned him.
Then, one day in elephant paradise, Nwon was loaded onto a truck again and driven away. A new opportunity presented itself to Nwon's owner, and the elderly Nwon was to experience a whole new kind of exploitation.