When people from the West travel abroad, they’re thrilled to get up close and personal with exotic wildlife. Sometimes this isn’t an issue, but there are destinations where the money generated by tourism perpetuates animal abuse; tourists usually don’t know simply visiting these animals is contributing to their torture.
Cambodian elephant Sambo was one such poorly treated creature. She spent her entire life transporting tourists to and from a popular attraction, but one day the conditions simply became too much for the poor elephant to handle.
It’s hard to believe people would treat animals so cruelly for something like a tourist attraction. Sambo deserved better, and so do all the other animals still trapped in similar circumstances.
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