Thursday, December 19, 2013

This Video About Elephant Abuse Will Bring a Tear to Your Eye





Wild elephants won’t let humans ride on top of them. So in order to tame a wild elephant, it is tortured as a baby to completely break its spirit. The process is called Phajaan, or “the crush”.

It involves ripping baby elephants away from their mothers and confining them in a very small space, like a cage or hole in the ground where they’re unable to move.

The baby elephants are then beaten into submission with clubs, pierced with sharp bull-hooks, and simultaneously starved and deprived of sleep for many days.

 
Baby elephant being beaten into submission with metal gaff hook.
Baby elephant being beaten into submission with metal bull hook.

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