The Elephants

The International March for Elephants in Bangkok

The International March for Elephants in Bangkok

… The fight to save elephants in Thailand is much like the Alamo, where less than 200 brave crazy Texans made a stand against General Antonio L√≥pez de Santa Anna and 1500 Mexican troops. The battle of the Alamo was imposable to win, but the Texas men who tried will live in the the hearts of Americans forever as heroes. Such was the skirmish I witnessed on October 4th in Bangkok. …

The Elephants of Thailand – Part Two

The Elephants of Thailand – Part Two

The reason I write about it is because you have the power to decide their future. It is your money, your tourist dollars and donations all of these camps want and need. You will choose the fate of the elephants. If you stop supporting what you don’t like, it will go away. Think of Kodak and Kodachrome for a moment. Many people loved it, but not enough purchased it to keep it on the market. A giant became extinct, for lack of support. That is the power you have my friends, use it wisely.

The Elephants of Thailand – Part One

The Elephants of Thailand – Part One

So the simple fact is, that anytime you see a young elephant on the street without it’s mother (as all street elephants are) it’s mother and possibly it’s aunts have been killed by poachers. There is always one and up to three or more elephants that die when one baby is captured. It is estimated that two thirds of all young elephants are illegally smuggled into Thailand from Burma (Myanmar). Why does this atrocity happen? That is also an easy answer. A baby elephant can be sold for a million baht or more, depending on it’s training. Documents can easily be altered, bribes paid, it is all too easy. It is big business my friends, very big business. It’s all about money. Your money.