Kings Cup, Elephant Polo World Cup Criticised

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Kings Cup, Elephant Polo World Cup Criticised

Post by Big Boy » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:38 am

This annual tournament, which was held in Hua Hin for a while is receiving worldwide attention at the moment with the treatment of the animals under the microscope. Many major news agencies are running the story,

This video may be upsetting to some:


https://www.petaasia.com/features/thail ... ournament/
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Re: Kings Cup, Elephant Polo World Cup Criticised

Post by Dannie Boy » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:24 am

Big Boy wrote:
Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:38 am
This annual tournament, which was held in Hua Hin for a while is receiving worldwide attention at the moment with the treatment of the animals under the microscope. Many major news agencies are running the story,

This video may be upsetting to some:


https://www.petaasia.com/features/thail ... ournament/
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Re: Kings Cup, Elephant Polo World Cup Criticised

Post by Big Boy » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:27 am

I agree. Sky news reckon they've been excluded from the current tournament.
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Re: Kings Cup, Elephant Polo World Cup Criticised

Post by Nereus » Sun Mar 11, 2018 10:51 am

Hypocrites of the highest order. The same barstwerds go and Wai to a stone Buddha!
I have seen elephants at the Lampang elephant hospital missing one eye because of these **cks. One day I witnessed a mahout using a skingshot / catapult to "discipline" an elephant that was tied up with chains. This at a place that is supposed to be a refuge for elephants!

No good locking the barstwerds up, another one will just take his place. Can only hope that one day an elephant will get pissed off enough to take revenge. And THEN, wait and see the outcry about a "rogue" elephant!

It is a national trait, not just restricted to elephants. How many times have you seen dogs that have been, or are being, mistreated? I saw a similar thing with a horse at that BS place at Cha-Am one day. :cuss: :guns:
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Re: Kings Cup, Elephant Polo World Cup Criticised

Post by buksida » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:47 pm

8 SPONSORS DROP THAI ELEPHANT POLO
An international animal rights organization said it would continue pressing for Thailand to drop an annual elephant polo event after convincing eight sponsors to pull their support.

Eight foreign multinationals have reportedly withdrawn their support for the King’s Cup Elephant Polo tournament following the release of a video showing mahouts violently striking the elephants was published by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA.

PETA said Wednesday that the eight former sponsors were Sunraysia, Campari Group, Grohe, Ecolab, JDE, Angus Energy, Hafele and Vespa. All firms are based in Europe, the United States or Australia.

“Animals are not ours to use for entertainment,” PETA’s Ashley Fruno said via email. “PETA urges everyone visiting Thailand to avoid elephant polo or any animal attractions as every ticket purchased pays for the cruelty to continue.”

The group repeated its call for other international brands including winemaker Ferrari Spumante, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Hooters, Citibank and Johnnie Walker to drop support.

“PETA will continue to write to companies who have not withdrawn their support of the event, and will continue to educate tourists to make sure that they know that anytime they see elephants perform or give rides, the animals were first beaten into submission,” Fruno wrote on Thursday.

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/bang ... polo-peta/
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