The Asian elephant has a huge body but with ears that are smaller than others. The males develop tusks but the females don’t. They are smaller in overall size than the African elephant species. Full grown males are approximately 12 feet tall and weigh up to 11,000 pounds. The females are smaller by a couple of feet and several thousands of pounds.
A charity has handed Theresa May a 200,000-name petition demanding she helps end the suffering of Asian elephants used as tourist attractions.
Save The Asian Elephants is calling on the Prime Minister to ban UK companies from running ads for the unethical amusements.
The endangered animals are trained through constant savage beatings to carry holidaymakers or perform for them in parks, circuses and temples at holiday hotspots including India and Thailand.