Elephant Exploitation

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Elephant Exploitation

Wishful Thinking

We want to think of elephants living free in the wilds of Africa and Asia.

We want to believe that every elephant is free to take a mud bath when he or she wants to.

All of these elephants are now living free at The Elephant Sanctuary, but the reality is that they all were abused before being rescued.


(Elephant - 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.

Photo from: Savita Nagabhushan