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Thailand is full of attractions that allow visitors to get up close to elephants and other wild animals. But, as exploitative tourism is on the rise worldwide, it is important to know what elephant sanctuaries or havens are actually practising ethical tourism. Elephants have historically been taken from their mothers as babies to be used as tourist attractions. Unfortunately, part of the adaptation process to humans includes an elephant’s mahout, or trainer, breaking their spirits by using bullhooks and other harsh methods to literally beat them into submission as babies. Those who offer elephant rides are undoubtedly causing irreversible harm […]

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How ethical is tourism business?

Simple, none of it is truly ethical. All should make money. With or without riding or chaining. And it is a growing population, despite that no one needs them any longer for working. But it is a!fact,  young elephants bring easy and more money, people love them. Love "selfies" with them.

(Just my2c)

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