Peta footage showing how badly elephants are treating in Nepal

In the video, animal handlers are seen hitting the elephants and jabbing blades into their skin as they ride on their backs.

Many of them use bullhooks – a long metal rod with a hook at one end – to stab the animals.

The handlers stab them on their heads and behind their ears to make them submissive and participate in rides and games of polo or football.

one had a weeping eye – suggesting it was infected.

Some onlookers also filmed the abuse as it happened in full view of the public.

PETA Senior Vice President of International Campaigns Jason Baker said: ‘Deeply sensitive and intelligent elephants are being used as punching bags at this despicably cruel eve

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Written by Shashank