Say no to cruel elephant rides
All over the world, elephants are exploited to tourists as a form of transportation. The lives these elephants lead are filled with unimaginable cruelty. In places like Amer Fort in India, they carry heavy loads uphill in blistering heat without water or proper shade. Their feet collect sores from the hot paths and countless hours they spend hauling around tourists, and many suffer from blindness and various infections and diseases. Most of these elephants are illegally stolen from the wild and trafficked at a very young age. For years, their spirits are broken after capture, and they are taught to obey their masters who brutally punish them with bullhooks.