Re: Temple elephants
Originally Posted by Mups
Donkeyman, I'm afraid I can't agree with you about this.
If their teeth naturally get so bad the animal looks like a walking skeleton, why don't the captive ones recieve veterinary care for the problem?
Why are they still forced to work when they barely have the strength to stand up anymore?
We would all end up like that if our teeth were allowed to rot away so we could no longer eat, any animal that can't eat would be the same, but we take our animals for treatment and adjust their diets accordingly.
We don't just leave it and allow them to become a bag of bones.
With people like that, money will always come first.
The animals deserve better.
I also blame the tourists for supporting instead of reporting such appalling cruelty.
I did say at the beginning of my post Mups that l shared
Your and PDs concerns about the treatment of tamed
elephants,But bthe facts are that elephants, in common with
most other animals either starve to death or become so
weak they become prey for carnivores, thiis is usually due
to their teeth actually wearing out due to constantly chewing
They only get so many sets of teeth during their life time so
once they gone , the animal is gone!
I agree the elephant in the photo is not nice to see but imo
there is no way to know how it came to be in that condition?
But PD said its age was about 70yrs, which l believe is about
average for a wild elephant, so chances are its teeth were
Yes, elephants do eat, and love fruit! But the vast majority of
their diet is roughage, which is also essential to their digestive
system, this can be confirmed by examination of their dung?
I am sorry if l offended anyone but l merely point out the
natural scheme of things!
After all, if we saw any of our older citizens without their
clothes on we would probably be outraged as well??
Best Regards Donkeyman!