- An elephant in Angkor Wat, Cambodia collapsed and died from exhaustion
- She had been made to carry tourists in sweltering heat
- Elephant rides are unnatural and potentially deadly for the animals
Carmel De Bedin is Hong Kong Director of Elephant Asia Rescue and Survival foundation (EARS), which supports ethical tourism initiatives throughout Asia and campaigns against animal exploitation. The views expressed below are entirely her own.
(CNN)The number of deaths attributed to elephant tourism is on the rise, for humans and elephants alike.