GRAPHIC VIDEO: Breaking The Spirit Of Baby Elephants – For Domestication i.e. Circuses

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“Several days ago I posted a picture of how baby elephants are trained. Now I want to show the video, of how these gentle sentient beings are ripped from their mothers & forced to endure pain, whilst learning to do tricks for the circus. I have covered this previously  the links are at the bottom, worth reading if you want to know more about this”

“There can be no doubt about it, baby & adult elephants are traumatized due to horrific training. They do the tricks because they know, not doing them will end in them being hurt.”

“Ringmasters & those who control the elephants when in the circus ring, entertaining the public…are not what they seem. Most carry what looks like a posh walking stick, but hidden in the end which comes into contact with the elephants, are very sharp nails or other similar objects; purely meant to cause pain!”

“See how Ringling deal with baby elephants

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How Ringling “trains” (BREAKS) baby elephants.

“Now see how young elephants are caught in the wild, they are literally broken, their spirit gone! PLEASE do not support this cruelty by going to circuses or any place an elephant is used for the public’s pleasure…this is real, these elephants hurt, see the pain in their eye’s…remember that the next time you see one of these beautiful giants on display for your enjoyment!”

“Still-nursing baby elephants are literally dragged from their mothers, kicking and screaming. They are immobilized, beaten mercilessly, and gouged with nails for days at a time. These ritualized “training” sessions leave the elephants badly injured, traumatized, or even dead”.

“It’s called the phajaan. Capturing elephants from the wild for this trade often involves killing of mothers and other protective family members with automatic weapons. 

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Look at this baby’s face…sheer torture…brutal pain…the Phajaan

Captured calves are subjected to an extremely brutal breaking-in process where they are tied up, confined, starved, beaten and tortured in order to break their spirits. It is estimated that only one in three survive this inhumane “domestication” process.”

“After reading the above, do you now realise, why they go crazy in the circus ring, causing havoc & destruction  even killing their handlers…they can only take so much…do not blame them, blame those that abused them!

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Here are the images of the training of wild elephants that are caught for the tourist trade. Please remind yourself and tell others that by visiting elephant camps you are supporting this!

Edwin Wiek of the WFFT and Khun Lek (Sangduan Chailert) of ENP are now targeted by the DNP for speaking up about the illegal wild elephant poaching and trade. This video shows what the DNP doesn’t want you to see or know about!

 Elephants on the streets of Chiang Mai are becoming a sad yet familiar site.


Elephants on the streets of Chiang Mai are becoming a sad yet familiar site.

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Is the street life any place for an elephant?

Please sign the petition to save the Asian elephant:

http://www.elephantfamily.org/sign-our-petition

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Baby Elephants Captured, Tortured into Submission VIDEO

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“Please, if you want to see elephants on your vacation in Asia, visit them at a shelter or sanctuary…please do not feed this appalling industry by riding on an elephant, no matter how inviting it looks…remember how horribly abused they are as babies!!”

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Thailand’s tourist industry is driving a brutal trade in baby elephants. Illegal and brutal cross-border trade in endangered wild Asian elephants continues. On the Thai-Myanmar border at least 50-100 calves and young females are removed from their forest homes every year and are traded illegally every year to supply tourist camps. Countless elephants die in the process threatening the remaining populations of this endangered species.

Capturing elephants from the wild for this trade often involves killing of mothers and other protective family members with automatic weapons. Captured calves are subjected to an extremely brutal breaking-in process where they are tied up, confined, starved, beaten and tortured in order to break their spirits. It is estimated that only one in three survive this inhumane “domestication” process. This original investigative report by The Ecologist Film Unit in association with Earth Focus/Link TV and Elephant Family exposes this practice.

Find more at http://www.linktv.org/earthfocus.

PLEASE – sign the petition to save the Asian Elephants:http://www.elephantfamily.org/sign-our-petition

Learn more and find out what you can do at www.elephantfamily.org.

Recent video has captured the dreadful treatment of captured endangered Asian elephants as a result of cross-border capture and trafficking in the animals.  The Ecologist Film Unit in association with Earth Focus/Link TV and Elephant Family shows the inhumane practices involved in capturing the baby pachyderms, often by killing their mothers and others of the herd, and the brutal “breaking in” of baby elephants before they are sold into animal slavery:

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This is the despicable way baby’s are treated, beaten, tortured, deprived of food & water…until they stop resisting humans, then they can be trained. Trained to carry tourists, performing in circuses, or begging the streets with their mahouts for money. Is their any wonder some of them go crazy??

Going on an elephant ride is a key part of many vacation’ trips to Thailand and elsewhere in Southeast Asia. Doubtless few realize the cruel treatment involved in capturing and “training” these intelligent creatures. The video claims that for every captured calf, five adult elephants are killed while trying to protect their young.

Supply and Demand Endangers a Species

Though elephant hunting is illegal in Thailand, it is widely practised in neighbouring Burma, and an active smuggling has been documented as poor Burmese capture, break and sell the baby elephants for what is, to them, huge sums of money. With so much money involved in poor countries with corrupt officials, it is hardly surprising and profoundly depressing that  90% of Asian elephants have been lost in the past century.

The NGOs trying to halt the cruel capture and treatment of the elephants call for practical steps to at least regulate the trade in elephants to require earlier registration of captive-born calves and a DNA database to ensure that the few remaining wild Asian elephants stay both wild and protected by international efforts to enforce the law.

Read more: http://www.care2.com/causes/baby-elephants-captured-tortured-into-submission-video.html#ixzz21kUiUCKl

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Phajaarn: Elephant Abuse and Torture for Tourists

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Have you helped condemn an elephant to hell?

Thailand is the ultimate destination, sunny beaches, tranquil islands, and more REAL life experiences than you can poke a stick at. It seems every corner you turn there are Thai people waiting to sell you the adventure of a lifetime experience you have been dreaming of. Up close and personal encounters with Tigers, The flight of the Gibbon, Feeding the Monkeys of the Mangroves and the ultimate scene in any tourist brochure, riding on the back of an elephant!

What you didn’t know 

The process the traditional Thai people believe in to domesticate an elephant and still used to this day is a ceremony very few people outside of the traditional villages of Thailand have ever witnessed. It is for this reason the ritual needs to be exposed, and these people become educated.

Beating & torturing an elephant is called Phajaarn

The ceremony itself is called ‘The Breaking Ceremony’. A ritual in which they believe is necessary to domesticate any and every young elephant. The aim of the ritual is to do exactly as the title implies and break the spirit of the animal.

The Crush 

 The Crush is a holding pen made of logs and sticks that is only big enough for the elephant to get into.  Once in the crush the door is closed at the behind of the elephant, and the elephant can not move either way sideways, forward or backwards. In order to get the young elephant into the crush ropes are tied around the neck and feet of the animal by the men of the village sometimes with as many as 20 or so men pushing, pulling and beating the animal into the crush. The second that rope goes around the neck of the elephant to secure it into getting into the crush is when the phajaan begins.

Abused & Tortured

 Men with sticks, their fists, bamboo rods with nails attached at the end (Pointy end of the nail facing outwards) and the traditional ‘Goad’ or ‘Bull hook’ they beat the animal until it is securely in the crush. Once secured in the crush with no way to escape the ritual beatings begin. They stab, and hit the elephant while it cries with pleas of mercy. As the confused and petrified elephant tosses its head in protest a few of the men get their goad and bamboo knives and use them to stab the most sensitive part of the elephant-the inner ear. The animal shrieks as blood comes dripping down its face. A tear falls from the elephant’s eye..

Read the full story on this horrendous abuse happening right now, to another baby torn from its mother to entertain you!

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