‘Skeletal’ baby elephant forced to bang head to rave music as Thailand zoo visitors laugh

Skeletal’ baby elephant forced to bang head to rave music as Thailand zoo visitors laugh

Jane Dalton 

 

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An emaciated baby elephant is forced to bang her head to rave music, “play” musical instruments and perform tricks under the threat of painful punishment at a Thai zoo, investigators have found.

 

Behind-the-scenes footage also shows the young animal chained up and repeatedly sucking on her trunk – a sign of distress – when away from the tourist shows.

 

The infant elephant, dubbed “a real-life Dumbo”, is made to join “distressing” performances up to three times a day at Phuket Zoo.

 

Full story: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/elephant-zoo-thailand-phuket-animal-cruelty-rave-music-a8858086.html

 

INDEPENDENT: 2019-04-07

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