WARNING: You may purchase a ticket to Thailand after watching this video!
Thailand is full of amazing things to do, but one adventure that is a necessity for all travelers is to spend a day with some elephants.
We decided to check out Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand. There are A LOT of so called elephant “sanctuaries” in Thailand, so you need to be careful about which one you chose to go to. If you’re not familiar with elephant sanctuaries, please do some research before going. There are many places in Asia that abuse animals, like elephants and tigers, to make money from tourists.
Even though some claim to be ethical, a lot of them really aren’t. DO NOT go to any that allow you to ride elephants. Those tend to be the most mistreated and abused. They tie them up in chains, they don’t feed them enough or properly, and they use sharp hooks to control them and make them do what they want.
Elephant Nature Park is one of the good ones. In fact, they rescue Elephants from other abused parks and rehabilitate them. They do not breed elephants, they only rescue them. Their main park (which we did not go to) has around 70 elephants. The park you see in this video was actually one that they took over and rescued these three elephants that were previously mistreated for tourism purposes.
I hope you enjoy this video, but most importantly I hope you do some research about ethical elephant treatment before visiting an elephant sanctuary.
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