Video reveals abuse — and then rescue — of elephants in Thailand

Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations on earth, yet what happens behind the scenes can be unbelievably cruel.

This footage is heartrending, but it's so important to know what's lurking behind the facade. And the payoff here is getting to see a beautiful reunion of mother and child:

To protect elephants like MeBai and MaeYui, it's essential to spread awareness about this type of cruelty to animals. Social media is an excellent tool for educating the public as well as the traditional news and documentaries, which have increasingly shamed abusive institutions, saving animals and stopping the mistreatment! 

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