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Is elephant riding ethical?

Is elephant riding ethical?

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Asked by T. Wikati, Last updated: Nov 29, 2020

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C. Bernthal

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C. Bernthal
C. Bernthal, Teacher, MA, P.hD, Seattle

Answered Nov 08, 2018

As far as I am concerned, elephant riding is unethical. Elephants are not meant for the purpose of riding. These are wild animals and unlike, dogs or horses, they have never been domesticated. However, some people think elephants can be domesticated and it is okay to take rides on these animals. Trust me, it’s not ethical.

As far as I am concerned, elephant riding is unethical. Elephants are not meant for the purpose of

Putting elephants in captivity is brutal and painful. For riding purposes, elephants are kept behind bars, controlled with large sticks and chains, and often forced to perform dangerous and stressful activities. During this process, they get injured or face fatal injuries which can sometimes be life-threatening.

As far as I am concerned, elephant riding is unethical. Elephants are not meant for the purpose of

Do you know, Intrepid Travel completely abolished elephant riding in the year 2014? This is only because elephants get harmed or injured whenever tourists go on a ride. Why do people need elephants to see and feel the beauty of nature? They can simply do it by other means.

If you really want to explore more about elephants, just visit wildlife sanctuaries, reserved forests, and grasslands.

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M. Kennedy

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M. Kennedy, Web Content Writer, Denver

Answered Aug 22, 2018

Riding an Elephant cannot be stated as ethical or unethical. Since the death of a British tourist killed in Thailand by an Elephant, it is advised that you should not ride an untamed Elephant. When riding an Elephant, keep in mind that the animal is suffering. Damages are done to several parts of the Elephant.

The process of taming these animal is brutal and doleful. They are forced to carry out stressful activities, most times, they are chained, sharp hooks are used on them. This abuse can lead to outburst of aggression, they can harm the riders or the handlers. It is advised that you have a full knowledge of what Elephants go through before you make your decision to ride or not to ride on Elephants.

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