The Most Compelling Reason To Stop Breaking Baby Elephants
There only needs to be one. They are baby elephants. More than a decade ago National Geographic reported on the details of northern Thailand's horrifying "crush," a centuries-old ritual designed to domesticate young elephants involving abuse, deprivation, isolation and starvation -- all designed to break the baby elephant's spirit and to make the young elephant submissive to humans. The technique is used in almost all cases of working elephants from circuses to the film industry to tourist attractions and the most horrifying part, the crush continues to go on today. Source: Reddit
But it doesn't have to. Because elephants should doing this:Source: Reddit
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Or they should be basking in the muddy river, for the first time:
Tell the government of Thailand to stop the brutal crush and to protect the few elephants we have left.