This is the side of the elephant tourism industry they don't want you to know about. If you are planning to travel to South East Asia and Thailand for a vacation or your gap year, please be careful where you spend your money. One thing is certain, when traveling you will see businesses for elephant treks, elephant rides, and elephant shows where elephants play soccer, paint, and do unnatural tricks. Rather than getting that picture for Instagram or social media of you riding an elephant, consider choosing to spend your money at sanctuaries where the elephants are able to live and behave more naturally. If the tourist money is flowing to nature reserves and elephant rescues instead of rides and shows, the market will change itself and life will improve for these gentle animals. 🐘 Watch the full movie here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwuldSmfB3s&t=776s
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