Many trekking camps and tourist attractions with Elephants now train the Elephants to perform in shows and a very popular activity is Elephants painting. It is a myth that ElepP1170924hants are so clever that they love to paint.
The truth is they have gone through harsh training to learn these tricks, During the performance a sharp nail or hook is used to guide the Elephants trunk to make each move of the paint brush.
If the Elephants get it wrong the punishments are harsh so they learn to do it the right way. This is a pointless activity, buying these paintings is sadly supporting abuse and pain for the Elephants. Elephants will have to endure this day in and day out …. painting the same pictures over and over again.
PLEASE DO NOT SUPPORT THIS ACTIVITY, if you see it happening don’t buy the painting’s and please alert your friends and spread the message widely.