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Living with elephants is a long story. Where to begin? Do we start with our own life? Do we start with the religious purposes elephants had in Asia for more than 3000 years? Do we start with the changes elephants and the people that live with them had to undergo in the recent past?

To every detail there can be said so much. This blog has been built to tell various ideas – to show there is not one side of a coin regarding elephant keeping, but actually a lot of coins that add up to the concept. There are many controversial insights into elephant keeping nowadays, explaining is necessary. Having worked with elephants for more than 30 years and also being foreigners in a country of elephant keepers have taught us one important lesson: There is not one truth but so many aspects regarding this issue that we want to address in this blog on a regular base. We thereby focus mainly on issues regarding Northern Thailand, but welcome other projects to introduce their ideas to the matter. We are all here because we love these animals and want to pave them a way into a secure future.

Karen People

The story of Karen people, Northern Thailands experts in living and working with elephants, begins centuries ago. It starts with an encounter deep in the woods of Birma, nowadays called Myanmar. Imagine you find your way through...

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Elephants and Humans

Living with elephants is a long story. Where to begin? Do we start with our own life? Do we start with the religious purposes elephants had in Asia for more than 3000 years? Do we start with the changes elephants and the...

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