Tourist Travel to ThailandTravel to Thailand for tourists
Today only about 5,000 animals live in Thailand â" and more than half of them are called âdomesticatedâ. Since they are captured animals that have been educated to work with people, they can never be allowed into the wilderness. But when the Thai authorities stopped felling, many of the âunemployedâ were found and used in the expanding tourism world.
There is a broad spectrum of activity, from circus-like shows and downtown rides to taking away visitors through the jungles and swimming by local people. It should be noted that the elephant is not domesticated in the same way as a dog or horse, as it has never been raised in CAP.
Her fierce insincts persist, and elephant babies must undergo a terrible trial known as â " phajaanâ" or âcrushingâ her fierce mind â" to overpower them. Sadly, the fact is that the tourist industry has now turned elephant into a profitable trade â" a âcrushedâ infant can be valuable for ten thousand of a pound.
A number of wildlife organizations are pushing for a blacking out of all protected areas â" but it should be remembered that there are tens of thousand of former working bulls that now need to be looked after. The best protected area for saved and pensioned wildlife is the Chiang Mai Nature Park, which has a health center, nature areas for the life of wildlife and an experienced staff of caretakers who look after them around the clock. 2.
These places are very good for the elephant, not for the tourist. They are trained to look after the elephant, and the money is invested in elephant caring, as well as in communities' initiatives that often support the former Mahouts' family, and afforestation work.
View photographs or video clips of the reserve you want to see to see how fit the elephant looks and how their enclosure is. Every good refuge will also contain a lot of information about where their animals come from, how they are handled and what the visitorsâ" interactions mean or not â" wherever shows, paintings or trips are offered should be averted.
Horse-backed bulls harm their stings â" and the bulls were struck or forced into subjugation to convince them to leave horsemen on their backs. Your pictures of you ride an 11 year old may look great at first glance, but could prove embarrassing once you've explored what went into this elephant's âtrainingâ.
Unfortunately, only feral animals are protected by law in Thailand, so there is little you can do if you see any sign of it. They can also name and disgrace on online photo galleries and reviews â" pictures to prove what you have seen. A number of particularly ill-looking bulls are hauled through the street in fetters as âbeggarsâ to get cash from the tourist â" this policy is against the law, so take pictures and notify the LOC.