What does it look like from the top of a Thai elephant?
We made sure to ride elephants at a facility where they treat their animals well--no hooks, pins, heavy chains or mistreatment. The elephants are rescued from labor camps (mostly logging) and the riding is done to generate income to feed the elephant. One elephant can eat up to 700 pounds of food a day!
The Patara Elephant Farm and Rescue Center is in Chaing Mai, Thailand.