This young elephant was kept chained up in a compound at the Buddhist Temple. They are used in various ceremonies but spend their life in a little compound.
It seemed to have a close relationship with its handler but was displaying many symptoms of frustration, swaying back and forth. It’s limited life and lack of ability to move around or have a social relationship with other elephants seemed to be taking its toll.
The big debate is how much of an abuse is this? Are the animals being abused? Are they being well cared for?