“In Asian culture, the elephant is a mythological symbol of greatness, respect and good luck, but in actuality, these animals are dying on a daily basis due to humans. Tamed elephants are forced to work exceedingly hard, either in illegal deforestation or in tourism, where they are made to perform circus stunts, paint with their trunks and carry tourists on heavy mounts, etc. In spite of this tragic scenario, there is hope”.