Maybe you have applauded for the wonderful performance of the elephant. Maybe you have had a photo with a gentle elephant. Maybe you have also rode an elephant through the jungle. Just as I took my child to Thailand a few years ago, we also rode Elephants and took photos with elephants. In the face of these beautiful appearances, we never suspected that this was a wrong thing. But in the past few days, I saw a video called "Black Elephant". The shocking process of domesticating elephants really touched My heart. They used all kinds of cruel means to achieve the purpose of domesticating elephants for profit. So I want to use this article to let more people know how elephants are trained. Understanding performances is not an elephant's talent.
An elephant is a very sensitive and intelligent animal with very strong memory and human-like emotions. Elephants can't ride at all, and they can't even listen to the show. In order to make them obedient, the tamer will train all Kinds of cruel means to sharpen their nature.
The elephant elephant will always live in the elephant group and be with her mother. The male elephant will leave the elephant group to live independent when she is 10 to 17 years old. However, at a very young Age, the elephants were taken away by the tamer and forced to separate from the mother. They were kept in a very small cage and could only stand, and the limbs would be locked by chains and could not move freely.
After the elephants don't listen to the tamer, they will be beaten. For those who are reluctant to obey the instructions, they will continue to increase corporal punishment. After leaving the mother's elephant, after experiencing the physical and mental destruction, they gradually Give up their resistance and obey the instructions of the people. There are also some, in the process of training, was tortured to death.
This kind of training tool build like a hook. When I first saw it, I thought it was used to mine. This long, pointed iron-like hook can penetrate the rough skin of an elephant, usually Stabbing the sensitive neck and behind the ear, hurting them until they bleed. The trainer will also use some nails to nail the elephant's feet until they scared all the sharp things. This mean they are domesticated, after this only they can officially receive the tourists .
Each elephant has a specific tamer, and you will see that the trainer will hold such a special elephant hook. If the elephant is not obedient, he will be hooked on the ear and whipped his back. It’s to make sure they act as directed.
In fact, many elephant camps have metal seats on the elephant's back. Usually at least two tourists sit on the elephant at a time. But here, the elephants have To work for more than four hours a day.
The elephant's spine is a very fragile part of their body, but they have been forced to stand on iron chairs that don't conform to their body shape. Over the years, there will be dents on their backs.
Our eyes often see beautiful and harmonious pictures, but behind the good things, elephants have been treated relentlessly in the process of domestication. These elephants, which were supposed to be free to live in the wild, are now tools for people to enjoy and entertain I have seen elephant performances in some places. I never thought that we were all boosters of elephant abuse. Now that I know what I really want, you know it. From now on, let Us contribute our own strength to protect elephants, to protect these poor wild animals.