There is always a humane side to cultures, it always exist, it always shows itself, even when surrounded by great cruelty. Do not misunderstand, I do not think Thailand has an overdeveloped sense of humanity, I think this person was temporarily focused\
I disagree ANDREW. I find Thais much more conscious of a animals plight if that is what you are saying. Notice all the Soi Dogs seemingly stray ? Most have a job alerting the Soi/small side street about strangers. People who live on the Soi feed these dogs and in return they are a natural alarm if anything is out of the ordinary. I see great care for injured animals. Not uncommon to see many people take a pet to the Vet and sit and wait as if it where a family member and I am sure you see how they love thier elephants.
If you want to take a great side trip and Thailand try volunteering at a Elephant camp. You will never forget the experience and the Elephants will always remember you even years after you return.
Maintaining Elephant Nature Park is a huge task and one thats made more manageable by the dedication and hard work of our volunteers. Whether its helping to take care of our rescued cows, building a new fence or a new house, or preparing fruit each morning for the elephants, no two days will be alike during your time as a volunteer. You can expect to be tired at the end of each day, but to also feel satisfied that your work is making a difference.
For those who have difficulties with certain physical tasks, rest assured there are still many ways to pitch in. Helping with general tidying, tending to the Parks cats, or assisting the mahouts in the mountains when they go to pick medicinal plants for the elephants are all tasks that might occur from week to week.
Tell Them Oranoot Kadnok PUI sent you
Please, I truly believe all tourist should walk in and say,
I agree with you Chuck WOW, Thailand people love animals, I was playing with the word Humanity, I tend to pay attention more to how Thailand people treat other humans.
Please, everyone go volunteer or walk up to Thailand people and say,
Chuck Wow. sent you.
And again I will say, all people have good and bad within them, there is always a human or the ideal of being a human in all people, including Chuck Wow.
Thanks Chuck Wow.
I suppose you can say, HoboTraveler.com and Chuck Wow, this would truly be good advertising, and even better if Chuck Wow would give a real email address. Tell Them Oranoot Kadnok PUI sent you.
Andy, Remember that cement turtle pond you made when you were about 10 and had all those turtles that you enjoying caring for through your childhood years. You really should go to the place where the elephants are and volunteer to help for a couple of weeks. Take some pictures and get a fresh outlook on life. Allow your heart and mind be touched by these people and their love of the animals. Time to get on with your adventure in life and enjoy your travels more fully. Someone who remembers you from always. Dont know where this place is but that has never stopped you.
You have to just get back on that Elephant that throwed you back in Nepal. Remember, you must show No Fear because an Elephant can smell it and see it in your eyes and especially donacutet forget to fill all your pockets with peanuts.
Mahout the elephant boy