Elephant riding holidays abroad offered by British travel companies could become illegal under plans being considered by Defra.
Senior sources at the department said they were seeking the best legislative route to banning the “appalling” holidays, with plans to hold a consultation into banning it.
British holiday companies currently offer experiences abroad in countries including Sri Lanka, Thailand and India, where travelers can ride elephants or watch them perform “tricks”.
However, animal rights campaigners argue that these practices are cruel, as elephants are frequently “broken in” by being beaten with steel hooks so they become compliant.
They are also often not kept in appropriate enclosures…
The best description of this is the reappearance of colonialism. Darkie foreigners must do as the British middle classes demand.