I took this photo during a school trip a few years back, before I knew of the harm that befalls these beautiful creatures during their training and so-called performances (as well as while being ridden by tourists and locals alike). I beg of every traveler, please do not support the mistreatment of #elephants.
Instead, find an #elephantsanctuary
that takes good care of and allows these animals to actually live. 🐘