Riding elephants in Bangkok (Elephants treated well)
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Jun 6, 2013 12:25 AM Last Post By: Puplover
Sep 12, 2012 9:17 AM
Sep 12, 2012 9:24 AM
1i sugguest you go to Ayuthaya near Bangkok, there has riding elephant so its safe.
let's go ^^
Sep 12, 2012 12:07 PM
Sep 12, 2012 1:56 PM
Sep 12, 2012 2:58 PM
4Violence isn't actually the only way to teach elephants how to behave around humans, unfortunately it's just the easiest. The problem is finding elephants who are well-treated and have been 'trained' using non-violent methods - difficult in most countries, not just Thailand.
re the elephants at Ayuthaya, I personally wouldn't be riding them. They walk around a defined concrete path, and are out in the full sun when they're working. They also appeared very bored.
Sep 13, 2012 2:52 AM
5In or near by BKK is not the place for elephants to be .... they life in the jungle. So go to jungle .... Kanchanaburi.
Actually all things were animals are used as entertainment for humans are not good for the animals.
Sep 13, 2012 9:45 PM
Sep 26, 2012 6:12 AM
I really appreciate the input! After reading through several articles, I do not think I could feel right about riding elephants and will instead visit the elephant sanctuary near Chiang Mai.
I was really set on doing this while in Thailand and am dissapointed to hear that the elephants are treated so cruely. Are there ways to train elephants in a humane manner or is this strictly a business that thrives on the mistreatment of them?
If anyone has any good evidence of a place that trains elephants decently, please let me know.
Jun 6, 2013 12:25 AM
8I was considering going to Dera Amer elephant safari in Jaipur India and came across this very informative article that brought awareness to riding elephants. I'm never going to do it now that I know!
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