Shocking moment distressed elephant collapses while being beaten and forced on to a truck in Thailand
- Handlers try to grapple the anguished elephant onto a truck in northern Thailand
- Men prod the elephant with bullhooks as the majestic animal lays unconscious
- The animal is thought to be particularly irritable because of the mating season
A distressed elephant has been brutally beaten after it collapsed and fell after being forced onto a truck in Thailand.
Footage shows the elephant named Plai Tongkhun being grappled up a ramp and onto the truck by a mahout riding the animal in the Surin province in northeast Thailand.
The horrifying footage from November 17 captures the anguished elephant as men wielding bullhooks, long poles with hooks used to…