It’s World Elephant Day and as an elephant lover it’s something I feel I have to shout about!
A few years ago I spent some time volunteering at Elephant Nature Park, an elephant sanctuary in the Chiang Mai area of Thailand. While I was there I worked with elephants that had been injured and abused in the tourist industry and learn about the poor living conditions for the animals used for elephant rides.
How anyone can hurt such intelligent and emotional creatures is beyond me – the elephants I volunteered with were truly gentle giants.
Since returning from Thailand I’ve been determined to make a documentary exposing the ill treatment of elephants in Thailand, and over the next year I’m determined to make it happen. I’ve just launched a new blog page where I’ll be sharing stories on my progress, as well as photos of elephants and interesting articles I come across, so please click and follow https://ajumboproblem.blogspot.co.uk