We can only imagine the pain and discomfort elephants endure, wrapped in straps and chains that attach big bulky chairs to their bodies while people climb on for a ride. Many elephants in Thailand are expected to work for parks offering an exciting „adventure“ to tourists. These poor animals are often treated cruelly and overworked.
These parks are not only inhumane, but they are dangerous to animals and people alike. Just recently, a scared elephant trampled and killed a guide after its tail had been yanked by a tourist. Incidents like this will continue to happen until Thailand bands these types of parks altogether.