I love the idea that countries that are not as fortunate invest their time and money to look after magnificent creatures like this. Unfortunately they have a long way to go, I feel that looking after their elephants are not their first priority.
We made it here on time to watch the elephants roaming freely in the water. Most of them here looked happy but sadly they don’t stay here, afterwards they get caged up after and that’s a different story.
Some elephants had heavy chains on them, it was a really hot day I cannot imagine how hot and heavy those chains were for those poor elephants! I couldn’t help noticing the keepers were carrying sharp pointy tools to help manage the elephants. No doubt they must use it.
We followed our guide to the other areas where the sick elephants were, they were chained in one spot and could not go anywhere, right next to them was their droppings. For me it was very disturbing to see.
This stop over was included in our tour, if we had a choice we would have skipped this. As an animal lover visiting this place did not give me hope, it made me very sad.
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