Our elephant Boon Yang
When British colonised Burma, they realised that there was a good business to be made on the timber of that country. But the only way to transport that wood to the nearest river and from there to the mill or market, was adopting elephants.
A great fortune came for the British, but not so great for the 5000 elephants involved.
Fortunately logging was banned in Thailand 1989, but most elephants became either unemployed, slaughtered for their tusks, left to fed for themselves or the most fortunate were forced to engage in illegal logging near or over the border between Thailand and Burma.
Let’s give her speech.
Our Boon Yang (originally from Tak province) was one of them and she was abandoned in the wild until some villagers around that area found her and abused her to log again for the village! Soon after an injury to her leg, the villagers decided to abandon her (for the second time) in the wild, until Ran-Tong (Save & Rescue Team) found her.
Boon Yang is now a 32 years old happy and healthy female elephant!