I'll be travelling around in Thailand in July and I actually want to do an elephant trek, but I've read a variety of blogs/articles/etc about the elephants being mistreated. Is this the case at every elephant park or not?
I'll be visiting Chiang Mai, Bangkok and Ko Samui. Is there any place/organization that you know of which treats the elephants well at one of these places?
I've also found an elephant nature park online where you can walk beside elephants and feed and bathe them, so they are treated right. Does anyone have experience with this Because it seems like a great alternative.
Is there a place and where or do you recommend the alternative above all others?