Jason Baker

Elephants Are Being Beaten Just for a Game

Very few Americans pay attention to the King's Cup Elephant Polo Tournament put on by Anantara Hotel in Bangkok. The event garners little international attention and very little interest from anyone in Thailand, for that matter. But after handlers were filmed beating and gouging elephants and yanking on their ears with steel hooks, global condemnation of the event was swift and harsh. It's time to end this cruel spectacle.

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