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Sitting Elephants  
   

Sitting Elephants

This is again for the tourist, and is quite unnatural for elephants. It looks cute, but how much painful discipline did these elephants need to go through to learn this?
First: Reflecting on my own participation in the suffering of Animals, and learning to identify the meaning and acts of what constitutes animal exploitation (blatant and subtle).

December 22nd 2007
The following pictures will speak for themselves. It is difficult for me not to see these photos with new eyes, even though I very much enjoyed my past experiences with the elephants, and sharing this special time with my husband and step-daughter. But now... there is little I can say to express my sadness for the many elephants I saw, ones that performed for my pleasure and money. At what emotion ... read more
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Thai Flag A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
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