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dimanche 19 avril 2020

Coronavirus: Thai elephants face starvation as tourism drops

Coronavirus: Thai elephants face starvation as tourism drops
The tourism industry has been especially hit hard by the Corona virus outbreak in Thailand. That's not just having an impact on people working in that sector, but animals as well. Thousands of captive elephants there face starvation with venues ordered to shut down. Many elephant camp owners find themselves with no income and are struggling to feed their animals.
Sometimes nothing can beat a good bath. These elephants might even be enjoying the absence of visitors. Only a few months ago, Messa elephant camp in Thailand's northern province, Chiang Mai, was still brimming with tourists.

Day after day, the elephants were taking visitors on rides and entertaining them with their ball control. Now, as the nationwide shutdown has left camps like Messa without tourist dollars, owners are struggling to keep their animals fed. One elephant can eat up to 200 kilos a day with 78 elephants. Mizer is one of the biggest camps in the country. Every month, it spends one million Thai baht roughly 28000 euros on farter alone.

I'm very worried. They're very worried. Then you have like you own one elephant to elephant re elephant or even five elephants. Life is easier for you at home. You know, you just find him some food. Is it less problem than what I have? I mean, am bringing fifteen tons a day of food, at least two. My elephant, 78 elephant.

Although her savings are hemorrhaging, the owner says she can't lay off her mahouts nor set any elephant free as the animals would be unable to fend for themselves in the wild. They have been looking after by human. We give them food how many times a day, and we take them for a bath. How many times a day? And they're so used to. And they lie on each other with crowds of visitors, only a distant memory.

The camp is now appealing for donations to appeal to a broader base. The owner even decided to revamp the park and said she would no longer use her elephants for controversial practices like carrying tourists or performing tricks. Once we can open it, VK you know, could keep the camp. Until then, they live off the elephants at mitha Elephant Kim. We'd be much better for the elephants. At least the world after the Corona virus might be a better place.

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