Yeay! Thailand frees elephants from slavery due to Coronavirus
While we agree that the situation is bad all over the world due to Coronavirus infections, there’s also one good news, or rather a breather, because of the pandemic.
We all know that the tourism industry has come to standstill due to lockdowns and ban on travel. Thailand too has been facing the crunch like other countries. The tourism industry in the nation has been affected adversely. And because of that the Thai elephants can walk free!
Without knowing when the pandemic will finally be over, the Maesa Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai closed its doors to visitors. The camp removed the huge metal and wooden seats that are strapped to the elephants back throughout the day, for good.
Once the camp opens up again, they don’t intend to make its 78 elephants wear those heavy carriages anymore. Instead, they want the animals to roam freely throughout the campgrounds, where visitors can feed them bananas or just watch them in their natural habitat.
Aww, isn’t it adorable!