The emotional meeting of the baby elephant was taken as a tourist and a mother

Rescued and returned to the mother, the two elephants had moments of affection that touched many tourists.

MeBai is an elephant kidnapped and sold to people working in the tourism industry when he was only 3.5 years old. When sold, the female elephant is included in a training program to serve visitors. The main task of MeBai is to let visitors ride.

But perhaps because he was too young, the elephant was not used to his new life and started losing weight, unable to carry guests on his back. Therefore, MeBai becomes useless against his kidnappers.

MeBai is being led to see her mother. Photo: Thedodo.

MeBai was rescued and taken care of by employees of Nature Park Elephant, the elephant sanctuary in Chieng Mai. Because MeBai's mother was discovered residing in the vicinity, the park workers helped the two elephants to reunite after years of separation.

The visitors present in this meeting said they were very touched by the image of MeBai and their mother met again. At first, they stood still and after that, the two used their hands to hug each other, showing their joy.

"Now, that poor animal can safely sleep in a deep sleep because there is a mother standing by it. She sometimes wakes up and tries to drink milk from her breast. This is a beautiful moment." one traveler said.

Many tourists who were present while their mother and daughter reunited said they were very touched to see this image of tangerine wrap. Photo: Thedodo.

The tragic life of elephants doing tourism

Chained for decades without a single hour of freedom or being hit by large iron bars is what the elephants chosen for Indian travel are suffering.

"I cannot believe that I am alive before my eyes. They look like immobile statues or stuffed animals in the museum," said Liz Jones, a tourist and active activist. in the field of animal protection exclaimed when they saw 57 chained elephants crammed into a small forest patch in southern India.

Liz Jone poses with an elephant in a training ground in India. Photo: Nyooztrend.

A male elephant named Nandan, 43, struggles to find a way out of the chains that bind his hind legs to a tree. This left traces of the old elephant's skin, making it impossible for him to lie down, to stretch his hind legs comfortably, even if he could not get any closer to the shallow puddle in front of him.

Not only Nandan, other elephants also suffered similar misery when the subjects in the temples tamed by inhumane forms. Liz said elephants are beaten daily with an iron rod and shackled in one place for years. Some elephants have been standing still for 20 years, some have been nailed to their toes. When the bishop wants them to obey, they simply press the nail. The action was gentle on humans, but it brought tremendous pain to this great animal. Never before have these elephants been freed to travel throughout their life as a slave.

Elephants are locked up in cramped cages and chained for life, frozen in place for months. Photo: Nyooztrend.

Professor Nameer, head of the Kerala Wildlife Research Center in India, said he had repeatedly asked his caretakers to be responsible for releasing the elephants one hour a day. But in response to that demand, they said that this was impossible.

Their travel time for each year is from October to May. An elephant will be involved in about 100-150 celebrations. They will have to travel nearly 6,000 km over a period of 3 months, crammed in large trucks, surrounded by a crowd of tens of thousands of people with mixed sounds, scary, crackling firecrackers. brain.

People often blindfold elephants when they move. This makes the elephant completely dependent on the mahout. Elephants in heat are injected with restraint hormones. Three elephants in recent years have died from this hormone injection.

For most of his life, chained elephants had to stand still. Photo: Nyooztrend.

Their main food is dried palm. In the wild, elephants often eat a mixture of grass, leaves and vegetables. Their need is to drink about 140-200 liters of water a day. However, when they entered slave life, they were subjected to a much harsher diet. They are also often rejected when Western veterinarians want free medical care.

Today, these elephants are under the control of large enterprises in India. Each one costs about US $ 120,000 and brings US $ 7,500 for every hour of "attending" festivals and weddings.

Sreedhar Vijayakrishnan, an elephant research expert, said the rough treatment of elephants only occurred about 50 years ago. Previously, mahouts in India loved their animals. "Today, their behavior with elephants is different. I've seen elephants tortured to death. They now want to make the most out of their animals in the shortest possible time."

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