It was always a dream of mine to ride an elephant, until I found out what they do to them. Now it’s my dream that NO ONE rides elephants. Poor souls… I wish we could tell them sorry.
Whenever I see families with pictures of their families riding elephants, I think less of them. It’s really compulsive I just can’t help it. Elephant are so self-aware and intelligent, and while I think ALL animals, despite their intellectual levels, should be left alone and treated with respected, the smarter the animal, the greater their capacity to suffer. It just breaks my heart. Elephants belong on the African plains or Asian forests. Wish people would leave wildlife the fuck alone. They are not yours to mess with.