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EVIDENCE! Wild elephant caught for tourist camp


See a wild elephant photographed just after capture from the wild by elephant traffickers

Wired and roped up in a Western Thai forest, ready to be taken to an elephant tourist camp

Wired and roped up in a Western Thai forest, ready to be taken to an elephant tourist camp

We are getting ready to publish a story on the trade in wild elephants for the tourism industry, what happens to them once captured and their fate and future. We will be able to show you where they came from and where they were destined for, what happened to those that were confiscated and what happened to those that were not.

We followed the lives of three confiscated elephants, the birth of a little calf that never lived long enough to see the forest again and a mother that died soon after, how a little elephant was killed due to lack of care and safety and how one baby elephant turned mad due to stress, loneliness and wrong care. For now see the photographs of the capture of one of those unfortunate elephants, a victim of non-enforcement, corruption, ignorance and human greed.

Poachers remove the iron wires and ropes used to catch the poor elephant.

Poachers remove the iron wires and ropes used to catch the poor elephant.

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Wires and ropes from capture clearly visible.

Wires and ropes from capture clearly visible.

Follow our story and see how this elephant that was taken from the wild went through capture, training and spirit-breaking, wildlife-laundering, bureaucracy, wrong care, and before death too much pain and agony.

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