Roadside Weigh-inThis is a roadside weigh-in in the province of Aceh, Sumatra. The purpose of the weigh-in of the elephants is to calculate the right dosage of vitamins and medication to provide these camp elephants. The reason for doing this by the roadside is because it is the closest open location relative to where the elephants are kept in the forest. To those who will react to seeing someone riding the elephant, I hope you actually have read this far before you react. The elephants have much bigger issues than being ridden. There are only two choices for wild elephants that come into conflict with humans. They are captured or killed. Captured elephants have to be trained and are in fact used in activities and programs to help prevent further disruption for the remaining wild elephant herds. These elephants are not ridden for tourism or profit.
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