Very upsetting article- please help these elephants

(5 Posts)
machair Mon 17-Aug-15 09:51:10

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3199391/Tortured-tourists-Chained-spot-20-years-Beaten-submission-secret-jungle-training-camps-terrible-plight-Indian-elephants-LIZ-JONES.html

There's a petition on Change- please sign it www.change.org/p/save-sacred-elephants-from-being-tortured-and-abused-in-india

GourmetGold Mon 17-Aug-15 19:45:22

sad have signed!

Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost Mon 17-Aug-15 20:22:34

Signed. How anyone could possibly want to harm these beautiful creatures is incomprehensible.

Hygellig Sun 23-Aug-15 16:52:08

Signed.

squidzin Sun 23-Aug-15 20:16:36

The ownership mahout-elephant relationship is deeply embedded in Asian culture and life. The process of "subduing" an elephant's natural demeanour through horrendous torture is deemed necessary while they need elephants to work in logging/entertainment/industrial...

I stayed on an elephant sanctuary in helping nurse these magnificent creatures back to life after enduring a whole spectrum of cruelty and misfortune.

I have signed,
but more effective is for the "west" to stop exploiting the 3rd world for it's natural resources and cheap Labour so that things like elephant slavery are not deemed necessary.

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