Friday, April 30, 2010

Street Begging in Chiang Mai

The good news is, elephant street begging has been successfully banned from Bangkok. Unfortunately, without a suitable alternative, some mahouts have taken their elephants to street beg in other cities, like Chiang Mai.

Elephants on the streets of Chiang Mai are becoming a sad yet familiar site.

There is a group on facebook getting organized to deal with the situation in Chiang Mai. If you're interested in taking action, please search on facebook for the group "help ban street begging elephants in Chiang Mai". Activists have been putting up posters around the city, and there is a petition you can sign.