Don’t Ride Elephants For Entertainment

Geri Spieler
4 min readJan 5, 2022

Elephant Ride Tourism Supports Abuse

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Three-year-old MeBai, a young elephant in Thailand, was taken from her mother in the wild by an organization that supplies elephants for tourist rides.

To get her ready for her career carting tourists around on her back all day, young MeBai first had to undergo the ritual of making her submissive to her owners through a process called…

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