The truth behind elephant rides
The dark side of elephant tourism
Elephants are the largest land mammals on Earth. Despite their size, they can be quite gentle and sweet.
African elephants are known for their tusks while those in Asia, are deeply integrated into culture, and sometimes, even economy. For instance, India and Thailand are famous for providing elephant rides to tourists.
Many are still unaware that elephant rides are a form of animal exploitation, and that these animals have probably been trained in abusive ways for them to remain submissive. Fortunately, awareness about this practice is on the rise.