I felt sad and upset when I went to the elephant hospital near Chiang Mai. When I saw some of the elephants I imagined how painful it was when they got hurt. One of them stood on a land mine and another got hit by something heavy on its leg. But the sad thing about them was they had to be chained. The elephant hospital takes care of elephants. But you might be thinking why can't they go to the vets? The answer is they are too big and they might even knock down the vets' place. Elephants get hurt by pulling logs, working on the streets, stepping on land mines and being mistreated by having to do elephant shows. When I found out about elephants stepping on landmines, I asked lots of questions about them. I found out they use a pressure plate to connect the circuit so you don't know where it is until you step and it's too late. After the wars, people forget where they put the landmines and leave them. Sometimes people use elephants to walk in front of them so they know where the landmines are.
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