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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Re: British Newspaper Recycles Dead Cambodian Elelphant

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Sat Dec 15, 2018 8:32 am

hanno wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:40 am
Yes, but elephant riding is still alive and well at Angkor Wat.
This topic is being posted on CEO as yet another example of "lazy news" about Cambodia being recycled on international media.The point is that many online news outlets have no idea what they are publishing anymore. The "source" is the "internet". Here in Cambodia, we are able to pick out the recycled or fake news most of the time, but the rest of the world do not have a clue.

In this case, the news is not fake, and as Hanno says, elephant riding continues, so the essence of the article is true. But, where is the most elementary fact check ? The petition in question was sent off two years ago, yet the story continues to be picked up and republished as recent news. At least, in this example, the editor says they are not quite sure if it is recent or not, but if there are doubts, why not do a little internet search which would show that the elephant died in 2016 ?
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Editor's note: There is some uncertainty as to whether this incident occurred recently or in 2016.
https://www.ausleisure.com.au/news/ange ... ngkor-wat/
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Re: British Newspaper Recycles Dead Cambodian Elelphant

Post by newkidontheblock » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:11 pm

So what are the elephants to do? Are they even used anymore for logging?
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Re: British Newspaper Recycles Dead Cambodian Elelphant

Post by Duncan » Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:30 pm

newkidontheblock wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:11 pm
So what are the elephants to do? Are they even used anymore for logging?

They should be allowed to do the same as what they have done for the last 2,000 years.
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