6 Aug 2017

Plight of the elephants

From Sunday Morning, 9:40 am on 6 August 2017

If you've been on holiday to Thailand, India or Cambodia, chances are you've visited a park where you are allowed to ride, feed or wash an elephant. Animal welfare organisation World Animal Protection has recently released a report that says three quarters of those Asian elephants are living in unacceptable conditions. Dr Jan Schmidt-Burbach explains the study and what we as tourists can do to make sure we aren't adding to the problem.