It’s strange that Carine Steiger-Maldaque would simultaneously praise Bill Heinecke and attack Jason Baker of PETA. By agreeing that there should be no more elephant polo in Thailand wasn’t Heinecke agreeing with Baker? He probably saw Baker’s video of one of the elephants in the tournament being beaten. It is also not true that all elephants in Thailand are domestic. Many are stolen from the wild in Myanmar and then savagely tortured for days to break their spirit so they won’t refuse to give rides.
Source: The Nation Bangkok October 12, 2018 03:14 UTC