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Baby elephant forced to perform stunts at Thai Zoo, it dies after his legs break

There is no doubt that poor animals have been experiencing immense torture by human beings who think he is the only living being to enjoy the resources, freedom and many more on Earth.

Man can do anything tight from rearing a bird or an animal to slaughtering it for his own table purpose. But, he doesn’t realise that animals too deserve freedom and everything they want.

The voiceless creatures end up getting trapped at the hands of the evil humans who are greedy enough to kill them, eat them and make money out of them. This is because the so-called other living beings cannot protest against the killings or the discrimination against them.

Very recently, an elephant was forced to perform stunts at Phuket’s Zoo in Thailand but unfortunately, it passed away after his legs broke. Who’s responsible for his death? You would guess the right answer.

The charity launched a petition to rescue the elephant only to place him in a nearby animal sanctuary, the petition instantly got 200,000 signatures from people. The elephant was named as the ‘real-life Dumbo’.

Moving Animals now disclosed that the elephant’s back legs became so feeble that they broke and news of him made the headlines after he dies a week later.

Co-founder of Moving Animals, said, “This is a tragic and horrific end to Dumbo’s heartbreakingly-short life. His skeletal body clearly suggested that he was unwell and could be suffering from malnourishment and exhaustion. And yet the zoo did nothing until receiving international criticism.

Under their care, this baby elephant broke both of his back legs, and the zoo did not even realise for three days. I can’t bring myself to imagine Dumbo’s suffering during this time. For Dumbo to die whilst under the so-called ‘care’ and ‘treatment’ of the zoo shows just how neglected these animals are in captivity.

We hope that Dumbo is now finding the peace that he was so cruelly denied in his life, and that his tragic story will urge Thai authorities to finally put an end to these outdated animal performances.”

The veterinary doctor who treated the elephant told The Phuket News channel, “It was the worst”. The doctor also said, “It was a horrible accident after his front legs became stuck in some mud while he was holding himself up with his back legs on dry ground”.

She added, “First, he tried to lift himself out with his back right leg, but the bone was too thin and too brittle, and the stress on it caused it to break. So, he tried to push himself out of the mud with his back left leg, and that broke, too.”

The zoo staff added that they managed to get him out of the mud but they literally had no idea that his legs were broken at the worst scene. He was then treated by the zoo’s vet before being taken to the nearby local hospital. Zoo manager, Pichai, told The Phuket News that he was ‘deeply saddened’ by the elephant’s demise.

He said, “Nobody wants to lose something they love. We did the best we could do to protect him.”

Written by Chaithanya G

Hailing from Chennai, Chaithanya G is the Managing Director of TheYouth. He has dedicated his whole life to reading and writing.

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