Our guide has booked us for 2 nights in Chitwan Safari Resort in the National Park. The package includes an Elephant Ride. I am already VERY skeptical of such rides, as I have a strong opposition with using animals for tourist entertainment. ALSO, right here on tripadvisor I saw VERY disturbing comments about the UNETHICAL treatment of the elephants like beating them with sticks that have hooks attached to them, elephants with large bleeding wounds and being chained and beaten. WTH? If that is the case, I will have to cancel this package deal. Is there ANY way we can book good lodging and safari activities with a FAIR, ETHICAL organization that provides the lodging & safari w/o having to be afraid of exploiting animals? This is all so upsetting. Any input is appreciated.