In parts of Asia, elephants have traditionally been used as living tractors and bulldozers by farmers and loggers. Other 'broken' elephants are used as a novelty to increase the amount of money beggars can collect on city streets.
The traditional way to train elephants in many countries is to break their spirit completely as babies so they are terrified of humans. Baby elephants are captured, put into pens that do not allow them to move or sit, and then, for days, villagers takes turns torturing the animals using hot irons and sticks imbedded with nails.
Uploaded: Jul 19, 2015