Video shows abusive taming of baby elephant for Thai tourism

Bangkok (AFP) – Footage of a distressed baby elephant jabbed by bullhooks at a Thai camp to tame it before joining the tourist industry has been released by conservationists in an appeal to end the practice. The footage, taken on a hidden camera last year and published on Wednesday by United Kingdom-based animal rights group World Animal Protection (WAP), shows what they say is the forced separation of a two-year-old female elephant from her mother. More details in Friday’s Borneo Bulletin