Stop the practice of 'Crushing' - torture of elephants in Thailand.
  • Petitioned Government of Thailand

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Mr. Preecha Rengsomboonsuk Minister of Natural Resources and Environment
Government of Thailand

Stop the practice of 'Crushing' - torture of elephants in Thailand.

    1. Petition by

      Elephant Nature Park

Phajaan or ‘Crushing’ is the traditional Asian torture of young elephants to break their spirit. It is done so that they are submissive to humans.
They are caged, starved, beaten, stabbed, poked and cut and kept awake for days until they become submissive under the torture. Many, especially the ones with stronger wills, die from shock and lack of water, stress and severe injuries, as the people will not stop until the elephants are judged to be “broken” or completely submissive.
We call on the Government of Thailand to stop this horrific practice once and for all. It no longer has a place in Thailand's traditions. There are other ways to ensure elephants used in the tourist trade are submissive - humane, cruel-free methods demonstrated by people such as Lek, the founder of Elephant Nature Park, a sanctuary for elephants, located near to Chiang Mai, www.elephantnaturepark.org.

To:
Government of Thailand, Mr. Preecha Rengsomboonsuk Minister of Natural Resources and Environment
Stop the practice of 'Crushing' - torture of elephants in Thailand.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • doumee kardys FRANCE
      • about 1 month ago

      Je suis terrifiée d'appartenir à la race humaine. Comment peut on traiter des animaux de telle manière, cruauté à la clé....

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    • Chris Visser CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
      • about 1 month ago

      Please, any one. help me out here: We all sign these petitions, but what gets done about it?? The animals still suffering and what I would like to know who took these pictures and why?? Is it not possible to stop it there and then and tried to educate these people?? Those animals should be loved and cared for.

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    • valerie verseau SANTA MONICA, CA
      • about 1 month ago

      This is a crime and should be stopped immediately

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    • marian buffini DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • about 1 month ago

      its beyond cruel, totally horrific, should be stopped immediately.

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    • Alison Hegarty NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, CANADA
      • about 1 month ago

      Horrific! It is beyond my comprehension that people are capable of this inhumane act on such a gentle, magnificent creature. Inhumane. It must stop.

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