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Baby Elephant Forced To Entertain Guests At Five-Star Thailand Resort

Baby Elephant Forced To Entertain Guests At Five-Star Thailand Resort

A shocking photograph shows a baby elephant, allegedly being forced to entertain guests at a five-star resort in Thailand.

In the picture, the endangered animal can be seen covered in a white sheet as it is led out to a party by the pool at the Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach hotel in Phuket.

An animal rights charity has now slammed the hotel for having posted the photo on its Facebook page, stating elephants should never be used as 'ridiculous party props'.

The photograph has since been removed from the hotel's social media page.

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Amy Jones from Moving Animals said: "Elephants are sensitive, intelligent animals, not products to be used as a ridiculous party prop.

"Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach should not be promoting and supporting such cruelty, and this stunt will undoubtedly be bad for business as more and more tourists turn away from activities which exploit elephants.

The photo appears to show an elephant being forced to entertain at a party. Credit: Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach
The photo appears to show an elephant being forced to entertain at a party. Credit: Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach

"Earlier this year, Phuket made headlines after Moving Animals released photographs and footage of an skeletal baby elephant, 'Dumbo', who was forced to 'rave' to music and perform tricks for tourists entertainment.

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"No elephant should have to suffer from this kind of abuse, and Phuket must take steps to make sure that these beautiful animals are protected."

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The resort is part of the Accor Group and rooms start at around £120 per night.

LADbible has contacted the Mövenpick Resort Bangtao Beach for comment.

Sadly this isn't the first time concerns have been raised over the welfare of elephants in Thailand.

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Earlier this year, horrifying footage was uncovered showing an emaciated elephant being forced to dance as onlooking tourists cackle in the background.

Earlier this year, young elephants were spotted being beaten and forced to perform in Phuket. Credit: Moving Animals
Earlier this year, young elephants were spotted being beaten and forced to perform in Phuket. Credit: Moving Animals

The heartbreaking clip shows the skeletal infant, dubbed a 'real-life Dumbo', and two adults nodding their heads and stamping their feet, as rave music blasts out of nearby speakers.

Trainers at the zoo in Phuket, Thailand, then scrape the animals with hooks, which is believed to act as a reminder to the elephants that they could be poked with sharp objects if they don't perform, according to The Independent.

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Investigators who filmed the upsetting footage also saw one elephant being jabbed by a trainer, while some of the older animals were made to swing hoops around their trunks.

As one of the elephants moves away from the podium it is supposed to stand on, a trainer then pulls it back into place by its ear.

Featured Image Credit: Mövenpick Bangtao Beach

Topics: Thailand, Elephant, Animals, Hotel

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]