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1319. An elephantine love affair

Kwanza was an African elephant – from Botswana. Minrada was an Asian elephant – from Sri Lanka. They fell in love.

“Culturally,” said the Professor of Cultural Studies at the University, “the two will have irreconcilable differences. 126 more words

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DON'T BE FOOLED BY EMOTIVE ANTI-ELEPHANT TOURISM #PROPAGANDA - #PHAJAAN OR #CRUSH

April 18, 2015 at 3:12pm

There are organisations and people out there that want you to believe there are 100’s of #crush #phajaan #torture #training videos representing the #cruel way in which ALL #elephants are trained in Thailand (wild and domesticated). 974 more words

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Interview with veteran mahout Mew Salangam, in Ban Ta Klang

Mew Salangam, was born 1926 in the village of Ban Ta Klang.

His father had 5 elephants, which he started to work with, when he was 10 years old. 635 more words

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Thailand’s ‘Elephant People’ Fight Back!!! (TV Interview: Part 2)

LALIPA NILUBOL·MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2017

TV interview of the ‘elephant people’ continued…

Please watch the video at this link:

https://www.facebook.com/lalipa/notes?lst=1441565795%3A1441565795%3A1502062327

ลายทองเหรียญ มีพันธุ์: สมัยก่อนเราเคยเห็นมาครั้งหนึ่งแล้ว ทางรัฐบาลเคยไปตรวจสอบ แล้วเรื่องก็เงียบหายไป ก็ได้ข่าวว่าไปจับได้ว่า เขาทำผิด มีการจ้างทำ แต่เสร็จแล้วเมื่อสองสามวันเนี่ย ก็มีคนเอามาให้ดูอีก ก็ภาพอันนี้อีก เพราะฉะนั้น เขาใช้มาตลอด 18 ปีนะครับ เปิดวันนี้ก็เจอวันนี้อีก 576 more words

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Thailand’s ‘Elephant People’ Fight Back!!! — “The Ankus and the Chain” (Part 1), by Klaivian Supasorn

LALIPA NILUBOL·THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2017

ผมเสียใจที่ตำนานของแผ่นดินถูกกล่าวหาว่าทารุณสัตว์

“It deeply saddens me that the great legends of our lands have been subject to accusations of animal cruelty.” … 635 more words

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Elephant ‘Phajaan’ (Part 3: Special Report)

LALIPA NILUBOL·TUESDAY, JULY 4, 2017

So far, the phajaan rituals described in this series belong to the model of our northern region. And yet, it is important to recognise that the northern methods of elephant care and husbandry only come together to form but one (very important) strand among many other strands of elephant traditions; and even the tribal methods themselves cannot merely be thought of as ‘sub-strands’, but instead occupy significant roles and statuses among elephant-keeping cultures. 685 more words

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