Elephant trekking

Elephants are majestic animals and are not something that we in Australia get to experience every day. It’s not a surprise that they’re a big tourism draw card in places like Thailand. But with only approximately 3000 Asian elephants left in Thailand and poor regulation of the elephant trekking industry, animal rights groups are calling for tourists to make themselves aware of the cruel conditions the elephants are subjected to.

Are tourists educated enough about the price these elephants pay? Jemma Castle finds out the real cost of elephant trekking.


4 Responses to “Elephant trekking”

  1. Jane September 29, 2010 at 8:45 am #

    Oh dear. This is a really well presented story. I learnt a lot in a few minutes but so upsetting.

  2. Lucy G October 14, 2010 at 10:44 pm #

    Thank you so much for researching this topic Jem. It was really insightful and I will remember it for next time I travel to Asia- and I’ll pass on this information to others too!


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