Elephant tourism has a bad reputation, with many being kept in cruel conditions and forced to dance for food.
CHIANG RAI – The state-run Myanmar Timber Enterprise employed 3,000 captive elephants to move natural resources out of the rain forest. This makes it the largest population of captive Asian elephants in the world. However, since 2014, a ban on exporting raw materials left these elephants without a purpose and, crucially, without proper care. […]