My husband and I have always wanted to go on an elephant trek. However reading some of the reviews, I am aware that not all trekking places treat the animals humanely.
I have read lots of reviews of Kok Chang as an example, and they are very mixed. Lots of people say they treat them well, keep them in the shade, etc . However lots of others say they use the metal hook against them an awful lot, which I would hate.
So, does anyone know of somewhere in Phuket, which does elephant trekking BUT which treats the animals with respect? I don't care where in Phuket or how much, I am more concerned about the animals' welfare to be honest, as I would hate to go somewhere and find that they were not treating them well, and would certainly not wish to support such a place by giving them my money.