Cambodia to ban elephant rides at Angkor temples

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Published November 15, 2019, 4:50 PM

By Agence France-Presse

Cambodia will ban all elephant rides at the country’s famed Angkor temple park by early next year, an official said Friday, a rare win for conservationists who have long decried the popular practice as cruel.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 01, 2007, foreign tourists ride on elephants visit the Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap province some 314 kilometers north-west of Phnom Penh. – Cambodia will ban all elephant rides at the country’s famed Angkor temple park by early next year, an official said November 15, 2019 a rare win for conservationists who have long decried the popular practice as cruel. (Photo by TANG CHHIN Sothy / AFP/MANILA BULLETIN)

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