Try putting yourself inside the mind of a captive elephant

your say April 17, 2018 01:00

Re: “Like all extremists, PETA peddles a bleak vision of life”, Have Your Say, April 12.

After reading Robin Grant’s letter on Thursday, it is obvious to me that he has never sought to put himself in an elephant’s skin, so to speak. Elephants in captivity have to go through countless hours of gruelling training, not knowing why, when all the while what they want to do is merely walk in the forest with their families and be left alone. I would urge Mr Grant to imagine how he would feel if someone forced him into such an unnatural life of captive hardship. Wild animals belong in the wild, not on a stage, in a zoo, in an aquarium or in tourist camps.