‘Overworked’ elephant dies while carrying holidaymakers in Vietnam

(Daily Mail) ” A 40-year-old elephant that was used to entertain holidaymakers in Vietnam has reportedly died of exhaustion at a tourist site. Vietnamese media said the overworked animal died while it was carrying tourists in the Buon Don District in Dak Lak province. It is at least the second high-profile death this year involving a captive elephant in Vietnam and comes as the population shrinks due to exhaustion and deforestation.”

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2987850/Overworked-elephant-drops-dead-exhaustion-carrying-holidaymakers-tourist-site-Vietnam.html

Jeremy Smith
Jeremy Smithhttp://www.jmcsmith.com
Jeremy Smith is the editor and co-founder of Travindy. He is a writer and communications consultant working for a more responsible and sustainable tourism industry. He is the author of two books, writes a fortnightly blog on responsible tourism for World Travel Market, and provides consultancy to a wide range of companies and organisations, ranging from National Parks to individual hotels and tour operators.

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