Read somewhere that the owners were not putting the elephant down but were giving him two weeks off and transferring him to a new site...how many believe that? Plenty footage of the poor treatment of the elephants in this resort and others - even the TV footage of the offending elephant looked pretty abysmal with him tied by a short chain and lots of debris in the area. I hope this tragic incident opens tourists' eyes to the poor circumstances that these animals are kept in.
Not surprised - and I don't think you'll be alone. Saw Pearl in the footage STV took from the outside of the site - usual type of stuff of long range shots of staff walking out the building but no one wanting to speak on camera. Am truly gutted for you all as I loved working there.