After 4 Decades In Chains, This Elephant Is Finally Living The Life She Deserves.
This process has allowed elephants like Wassana to be used as slaves.
For years, Wassana carried humans on her back and did their bidding while always mindful that a simple slip up would result in some serious consequences.
This is a prime example of a keeper using a bullhook to domesticate their elephants.
It's no wonder that after years of abuse, Wassana developed the abscess that she did on her beaten gray skin. But the keepers justified their actions, claiming that if they didn't do this, an elephant could be very dangerous to humans.
It might have been safe to say that Wassana's usefulness was valued by her keepers.
But the years of being chained up, isolated, and forced to perform tricks for humans, left her spirit broken and she had practically lost her will to live.
Fortunately, Wassana was finally rescued and brought to a place where she could be safe.
The Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand Organization got her out of the tourist industry last July and took her to their sanctuary where she could recover in a more suitable environment.
Wassana has finally said goodbye to her metal chains for good.
Now she can indulge in a rejuvenating settlement where she's the one who calls the shots, and every human is there to make sure that all of her needs, emotional and physical are tended to.
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