Elephants Who Rehabilitated From Human Abuse Are Helping People With Their Own Traumas
December 6, 2017
Interaction with animals is known for giving therapeutic effect, but there are 2 sides to benefit from such communication. Spending time with people, especially those who give love and care is a good therapy for animals too. The place like this exists, and it is an Elephant Sanctuary in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
It was founded in 1996 by a Sanguden "Lek" Chailert. “Lek” means something tiny, but this woman is a huge person for what she does. When she was a teenager she first witnessed the cruelty elephants were treated with, how they were used in the entertainment and logging business, and it hit her so much, she could not stand aside.