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AfA opposes elephant cruelty at Phuket Zoo

Coalition joins forces to stand against shocking negligence

Today our coalition members, along with our network of global supporting organisations, have come together to co-sign a letter to Thai authorities to oppose the shocking conditions for Elephants at Phuket Zoo, Thailand.

When animal welfare activists Moving Animals, who we would like to thank for the images in this article, went to document conditions for animals living at the the zoo, they found an infant elephant to be extremely emaciated and in poor health. In spite of this, he was still being forced to perform for the amusement of paying tourists. Nick naming him “Dumbo” , they later found that on top of the malnutrition he suffered due to constant diarrhoea, both of his back legs were actually BROKEN.

Neither of these ailments were noticed by zoo staff until he sadly passed away due to his injuries. Read more about the tragedy that Moving Animals discovered, and the petition they started HERE.

Shockingly, the Zoo has not bro