Thai elephant polo tournament sparks animal rights row

DAMNING video footage has marred a controversial charity polo event involving elephants in Thailand, with activists calling for the event to be shut down. Held in the capital Bangkok from March 8 to 11, the King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament styles itself as a fundraiser for elephant welfare programs and other charitable causes. Now in its 16th year, the Cup is said to boast “gentle giants, sporting excitement and [a] luxurious aura of glamour”. Anantara Hotel, which organises and hosts the event, described it as “a highlight of international high society’s annual social calendars and an unparalleled media extravaganza.” SEE ALSO: ‘Lifeline to elephants’: Hong Kong bans ivory trade in world’s biggest market Its wide array of local and international sponsors included Thailand’s Tourism Authority, Chang beer, Citibank, Dilmah tea, Hooters Asia and Ricoh. Participants in the tournament represented companies such as the consultancy PWC, tech giant IBM, and Johnny...


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