This all creatures animal exploitation photo gallery about elephants is being presented to show the public the difference between the cute animals we see in advertising and picture in our minds and the reality that exists in the world.
(Elephant Exploitation - Labor - 01) The wounds on this elephant's trunk were caused by the indiscriminate use of the Ankus (bull hook) at a temple in Bangalore. Caught in the wild, taken from their mothers, baby elephants are punished until they "succumb" to human domination. Then they are used by humans as slave labor, with constant reminders of who's in charge...the humans.
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Photo from: Savita Nagabhushan