British Newspaper Recycles Dead Cambodian Elelphant

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British Newspaper Recycles Dead Cambodian Elelphant

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:27 am

Elephant rides at Angkor Wat, Cambodia: Call to ban rides after elderly elephant dies
Hugh Morris
A petition to ban elephant rides at Angkor Wat has taken off since the death of Sambo.

A petition to end elephant riding at Angkor Wat in Cambodia has garnered more than 14,000 signatures in just 48 hours after an elderly elephant trained to carry tourists collapsed and died in 40 degree heat.

Sambo, aged between 40 and 45, died after walking for 40 minutes, carrying two tourists, one at a time, between two temples in the ancient archaeological complex.

A vet established that Sambo "died of a heart attack due to high temperatures and lack of wind", according to the Phnom Penh Post.
http://www.traveller.com.au/elephant-ri ... ies-h18r22

All very sad, except that Sambo the elephant died in 2016.
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ ... pse-angkor

And the petition was also sent off two years ago:
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Re: British Newspaper Recycles Dead Cambodian Elelphant

Post by hanno » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:40 am

Yes, but elephant riding is still alive and well at Angkor Wat.
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