What's in the Way of Your Freedom

November 15, 2014 7:18 PM

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Do you know how people train elephants in India and Thailand? In these countries elephants carry tremendous loads: trees, stones, and sand that, in some cases, even a tractor cannot manage. Training fully grown, enormous elephants to do these types of jobs is nearly impossible, so farmers had to be creative.

The trick they discovered about elephants is to train them for carrying heavy loads from infancy. First, they tie a thick rope around the leg of a baby elephant and stake it in the ground to tether the animal. While the elephant struggles and pulls to free itself, the rope and stake are strong enoug...

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