Please never support elephant riding in tourist hotspots like samui. In this completely new sanctuary live elephants that have been abused for more than 50 years for the logging industry and now for tourism. They got beaten and terrorized to get their soul broken to do what they're told. Some of them are blind and have broken backs because of the hard work! In places like this they are now able to recover from the pain they've suffered in the last 50 years! Thank you @samuielephantsanctuary for that wonderful day and your work for these beautiful creatures!