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Thousands of Thai elephants ‘face starvation as tourism industry collapses due to coronavirus pandemic’: Caretakers are struggling to afford food for the country’s 4,000 captive elephants. The animals can eat up to 200kg of food per day.

Thousands of Thai elephants ‘face starvation as tourism industry collapses due to coronavirus pandemic’: Caretakers are struggling to afford food for the country’s 4,000 captive elephants. The animals can eat up to 200kg of food per day.

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15 comments

  1. Hope the tourism of enslaving animals for human entertainment will collapse and be forgotten!

  2. Is turning them loose into the wild an option for now? Better to give them a fighting chance than just allow them to die

  3. Sounds like they need some donations. Does anyone know of a charity that could help them?

  4. You can donate directly to this cause here:

    [https://www.spotfund.com/story/d9ff0735-f1f1-448c-baf5-317c261131e1?autoplay=true](https://www.spotfund.com/story/d9ff0735-f1f1-448c-baf5-317c261131e1?autoplay=true)

    OP can you please edit your post to include this link so people can see where to donate?

  5. Where can I donate money to help?? Does anyone know?

  6. The human species really is an evil menace to elephants. When we’re not torturing these poor creatures through abuse and enslavement we’re killing them by destroying their environments.

  7. Can zoos or preservations step in?

  8. There’s work on teaching dogs to sniff covid. It’s believed to be theorerical possible.

    Elephants have the most powerful sense of smell of all animals. They are also more intelligent. They could save them by teaching them to test for covid.

  9. “Captive” … Fucking release them and stop exploiting living creatures lives for your own gain you pathetic humans.

  10. When the tourism elephants all die…the industry will be set back significantly. Also if all the elephants are dead then no one needs to feed them. xd

  11. Let them go if you can’t afford them…

  12. Maybe they should be released then

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