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Baan-Yen the elephant wasn’t in good shape at first. The poor animal was very skinny and suffered from an eye infection after she was forced into abuse in a trekking camp. Elephant trekking may seem like a fun vacation activity, but carrying tourists on their back can be damaging to the elephants’ backs and lead to pain, deformity and long term problems.

But Baan-Yen’s abuse came to and end, and thankfully, she is now doing much better by living out her life at Elephant Nature Park. Check out her journey from sick to amazing.

Poor Baan-Yen was worked too hard at the trekking camp.

Watch One Elephant Go from Skinny and Sick to Amazing

The abuse left her sick, sad and lonely.

Watch One Elephant Go from Skinny and Sick to Amazing

No living creature should have to endure abuse. We are so grateful that some kind Samaritans came to her rescue.

Watch One Elephant Go from Skinny and Sick to Amazing

She got to go on a journey to a much better place, where she would be happy and live in peace.

Watch One Elephant Go from Skinny and Sick to Amazing

Off to Elephant Nature Park, woohoo!

Watch One Elephant Go from Skinny and Sick to Amazing

Erica Ward, a veterinarian, said Baan Yen was a bit nervous when she first arrived at the park. Erica noticed the elephant had abscesses all over her body due to abuse, most likely from hooks.

Watch One Elephant Go from Skinny and Sick to Amazing

The team worked hard to show the elephant that they would not do her any harm. They tried to make her as comfortable as possible.

Watch One Elephant Go from Skinny and Sick to Amazing

They scrubbed her every day, which eventually helped open and drain some of the abscesses.

Watch One Elephant Go from Skinny and Sick to Amazing (VIDEO)

Erica says that Baan Yen is a sweet elephant, and she is adjusting to her new environment very well.

Watch One Elephant Go from Skinny and Sick to Amazing

She developed a great appetite and started eating more.

Watch One Elephant Go from Skinny and Sick to Amazing

Finally, this innocent elephant gets to receive the love and care she deserves.

Watch One Elephant Go from Skinny and Sick to Amazing

She also gets to hang out with other awesome elephant friends!

Watch One Elephant Go from Skinny and Sick to Amazing

It’s clear that elephants’ spirits are broken when humans decide to abuse them. Our animal friends deserve happy, healthy lives, and we’re thrilled this elephant has been healed and is loving life.  Have fun out there, Baan Yen!

Watch One Elephant Go from Skinny and Sick to Amazing
 

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Sandra
3 Years Ago

I just saw H&R Block Australia\'s latest advertising campaign featuring a live "trained" elephant. PeTA Asia-Pacific has started a petition to tell the company that this cruel exploitation of innocent elephants in Thailand is unacceptable. Please take a moment to sign and share the petition, you can see more details here: http://ow.ly/B1cPi.


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