She is an extraordinary woman who decided to devote her life to saving the life of the elephants of Thailand. Twenty years ago, Lek Chailert created a sanctuary in Chiang Mai, in the north of the country, to collect injured or mistreated animals. An incredible sanctuary where dozens of elephants live, in complete freedom, and happy.
Since the start of the Covid-19 epidemic, the task has been immense as tourists have deserted the country. The elephant owners who offered trips to vacationers no longer have enough money to feed their animals, which have become useless. Some elephants are starving in their enclosure.
An extraordinary convoy
So Lek embarked on a crazy bet: raise enough money to redeem them one after the other and take them to better days in his sanctuary. An extraordinary convoy across the country.
A report by Mathilde Cusin, with Babel Press broadcast in “Special Envoy” on November 19, 2020.