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Baby elephants at shopping plaza raise concerns

By Waranya Prompinpiras

 

1552540416_1-org.jpgPhuket livestock chief Manas Thepparuk said the baby elephants at the Turtle Village shopping plaza in Mai Khao were not being treated cruelly. Photo: Manas Thepparuk

 

PHUKET: Two baby elephants seen outside a shopping plaza in Mai Khao, at the northern end of the island, are in good care, but their legal status has yet to be confirmed, the Phuket livestock chief has told The Phuket News.

 

Manas Thepparuk, Acting Chief of the Phuket Provincial Office of the Department of Livestock Development (DLD), conducted a surprise visit at the Turtle Village shopping plaza in Tuesday night (Mar 12) after receiving a tip off that the baby elephants were “badly abused”.

 

"When I arrived at 6:30pm, I found two baby elephants, one male and one female, both about four years old. They were on show to tourists, who were allowed to feed them,” Mr Manas said.


Read more at https://www.thephuketnews.com/baby-elephants-at-shopping-plaza-raise-concerns-70705.php#MoAfTiKD2Ie6FcRp.99

 

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"Eco tourism which includes elephant riding'

😒😤

 

Seems somebody needs to learn a bit more about eco tourism. Then again, the term is used more and more to look good without any 'eco'.

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53 minutes ago, stevenl said:

"Eco tourism which includes elephant riding'

😒😤

 

Seems somebody needs to learn a bit more about eco tourism. Then again, the term is used more and more to look good without any 'eco'.

Yes, the "eco" thing has nothing to do with environment. It's more about boosting earnings from tourists.

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2 hours ago, stevenl said:

Stupid tourists! Don't feed them. Let them go back to their mothers.

 

 

At 4 years they are probably weaned/

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41 minutes ago, Chassa said:

 

 

At 4 years they are probably weaned/

While I agree with the quote, it was not mine.

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5 hours ago, stevenl said:

More and more of the tourists there are Chinese and Russian, and their awareness of animal cruelty is of a different level compared to westerners.

As is the Thai awareness of how to make a quick buck by exploiting animals!!!!

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5 hours ago, Somtamnication said:

Stupid tourists! Don't feed them. Let them go back to their mothers.

Don't feed who, the mahouts, or the elephants?  🙂

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Very media aware elephants to be able to raise concerns. Well done you....

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10 hours ago, Somtamnication said:

Stupid tourists! Don't feed them. Let them go back to their mothers.

Most tourists are weaned by the time they get here

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No hooks or chains, how are they stopped from roaming in the centre, how are they transported?

eco tourism... Economic nothing to do with ecology or ethical.

what sort of moron thinks it it ok to to take joy ride on an elephant?

 

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