Mae Phong Sri the injured leg elephant

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It is never too late to rescue any old elephant, if we can see that they have not given up. Even if they suffer and struggle, their spirit can be defiant of an ending, and we will never give up on them. Mae Phong Sri, was so weak and very old. She could hardly lift her legs, and her back left leg she dragged to move it back underneath her as she shuffled along. Her foot pads had been damaged by many years of carrying riders along the hot street. Her hips and ankles are unstable, her muscles quivering under her weight. There are some people who might say that she should be euthanized, having reached the end of her utility, and no longer enjoying days of vitality. But her eyes are clear, and they speak a different story and have yet a zest for life. Though the tarnished broken window is closing on her battered days, she craves a natural life, safe and free to enjoy what life can yet afford her. This small taste of kindness we can give to her. At the tourist camp the mahout said that she did not sleep at all. But to look at her quarters, it was no wonder, as the floor was flat, muddy and wet from urine and rain. When she arrived at our place, she lay down to sleep every day, fresh sand piles around her yard to give her a choice for reclining. As she was so weak, staff had to assist her standing each morning. Food abundance, fluid and vitamin therapy daily, care of her injuries, and restful hours in the pool, is hastening her recovery. She already lies down and gets up again by herself. Though a ways off yet, we are hopeful for the day when she might select a friend or join a herd. The captive working elephant cannot choose it's life. It is a quiet desperation, those many who remain, their dignity stripped, as an object for human entertainment. Living free is a dream constantly suppressed by fear and the threat of harm, even they be handicapped, lame and old. As the expectations of tourists are tempered by a will to travel responsibly and with a care for others living, the opportunities for elephants to end their days under a more gentle and liberating hand, shall increase as well. They all deserve a chance to living free and happy among the herd. It is time to pay them back with better care. Mae Sri, for one, has come home at Elephant Nature Park. Please follow for updates For more detail : https://www.saveelephant.org/

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PhoebeFay RuthLouise : I am so glad you rescued Mae Phong Shi! May she find the peace and love she has always deserved in your wonderful sanctuary!

Mimi Me : So sad to see this beautiful animal injured. I pray and thank God for your endless work you provide for these elephants. You all are the angels God sent to them. I personally thank you one and all. ☺💖💙🐘🐘🕊⚘🙏

Emilia Kosztya Kosztya : This beautiful elephant was robbed of the life she was meant to live in peace with her family. You're the angels on earth who saved her and will give her the love she didn't get for so many years 💞😇

M Prywatny : May she only know peace, gentleness and love for the remainder of her days...

scooterose100 : That made me cringe when he used that bullhook on her....poor sweet baby, like she isn't suffering enough! I would love to use it on him see how he likes it!!

adele stuart : Heartbreaking to see her suffering & in pain. Lek you are amazing as always <3

Bunny The Bear : Animals are the innocent victims of our crimes & without our voice, they will never see justice. ~ *The greatest privilege that comes with freedom of speech is using your voice for those who don't have one* ~  Ricky Gervais

Ann M : Why do people have to treat animals like machines and deprive them of a decent life? I'm glad this elephant has finally gotten a chance to rest and enjoy life. ❤️🐘

T'lan Imass : Please! A couple of years at ENP for her at least. :~( Hang in there Mae Phong Sri! You are among elephants and humans that love you now.

Gomathy R : I appreciate with your hard work..thanks your good job..god bless you

Bird Crazy : Thank you for what you do. My prayer and hope is that ALL elephants will soon be free and humans no longer use them for their entertainment or labor.

yeo john : Free at last

hout00gje : That horrible hook they use.. No wonder some elephants get blind. Fantastic you saved this animal! As long as there is life there is hope and its never too late. Hope the tourist-industrie shall quickly transform into elephants only living in sanctuaries in their natural habitat. Or even better, them living in the wild, doing there own natural thing. Blessing and thanks to you for being the light in a changing but still dark place.

The Driver : I appreciate the help, good job.

Avery Katusa : I am happy that years of abuse and neglect are over for beautiful old soul .Thank you for helping her to became free and live the rest of her life peacefully and with dignity .And you right it is never to late to save suffering souls even if they are going to live one more minute around people who care ,love and showing mercy for them .God bless you for showing her that there is another kind people who care for her precious life 💓

K Heath : Her flinch at 56 seconds when the bull hook comes towards her says it all!

beth lyons : My heart breaks for her former life and so long too , but now that she is with Lek and Darrick and their wonderful of people her life will be heaven on earth.

Lunar Sea : Her reaction when she sees the bull hook & obvious pain when it is used to pull her by her ear, heartbreaking💔

Ἕƈђἔłὄᾗ : Can we see more of Mae Phong as she recovers and her new friendships please!

Susanne Garbe : Thank you for save this wonderful Elefants🐘💕

Lenny Hardi : I love to see all the rescue or all these elephants, always make my heart feel relieve dan happy to see their misery will end, thank you for all the people who make the earth become a better place. Because of the live and people like lek and the team give hope to humanity and the world is worth to be saved and a place to stay.

Dori : Bless her precious, beautiful heart . ❤️ 💜

Alfred Garcia : Bless you Lek and all who have helped in so many wonderful rescues. Please donate to this wonderful cause and save more wonderful elephants and other animals.

peleflows : I just spent 2 weeks at Elephant Nature Park! I had the privilege of seeing Mae Pong Sri’s arribal! Such a blessing and gift! She’s haid 21 owners and suffered a life of abuse and trauma. She seems like she knows she is in a safe loving place. She’s happy and eating. Many elephants have extreme PTSD when they arrive due to all the abuse and trauma they’ve suffered by humans. I send you love, Mae Pong Sri, great happiness and hope you join an elephant family there.

lbird : God bless Mae Phong Sri and all her new caretakers.

ohi bacon : Thank you, EN, for taking in another beautiful creature!!! 🐘🐘🐘

Raina Fortini : Thank you so much people for doing this. Thank U thank U thank U

Marilou Dimalanta : YES, these elephants deserve to be FREE. Bless all these people in their efforts to free and care for these majestic elephants. I feel helples..... I wish I could be there.

Charlie Newman : imo Good work done by good people imo

Rawi Nimanong : Thank you everyone's heart.

Gretchen Reiss : Thank you for helping our four legged friends a peaceful place to live and be loved❤️❤️❤️

janani bhagya : Thank your for your great love for these innocent ones

Kristian DC. : I got your back, Mae Sri. 💪🏼

Max Dosukoi : so beautiful eye she has

John Walsh : Message to tourists; please do not ride elephants, ever!

Jimmy Lee : Thank you...I am crying..

TheDriftdog : Thank you 🙏🏻

Georgette Wood : Such beautiful creatures.

Christine Mills : This is why I would rather be surrounded by animals than people! People are cruel! I really dislike people!

Robin Roshto : Use them up, wear them out, Get a new one, Don't think about.

11TH ไทยรักไทย ระดับตํานาน : ทำด้วยใจรักและ อยากให้ช้างสบายเหมือนคน ก็ต้องทำด้วยใจเมตตาแบบนี่แหละครับ

Apai Siri : May God bless you all

Nevenka Roncevic : Thank you .

lestki : Lek, your love knows no bounds. What an incredible woman you are.

พจนารถ คุณสุข : อยากใหถ่ายลงทุกวัน ชอบรายการนี้มากกก อย่างให้ถ่ายมุมนักท่องเที่ยวเล่นกับช้างลงเยอะๆค่ะ

Karemaker : I would love to visit this place and meet Lek, and the staff and elephants if I ever go to Thailand. Love from Canada.

Mammot h : Elephants are truly beautiful creatures!🐘

Sheila Kraus : MAJOUT GET OFF HER NEVK. SHE IS MOT GOING TO RUN

éléphants lions rhinocéros ext reine lion : Il fait peine à voir . Cet éléphant . Qui doit souffrir .en silence 🐘😟