China buys out a mammoth source of Lao pride

Once known as “the land of a million elephants”, Laos is fast selling the last of its great beasts to Chinese circuses, zoos and wildlife parks

Sayaboury, August 6, 2017 2:06 PM (UTC+8)
An elephant and mahout during a festival in Sayaboury Laos. Photo: AFP via Biosphoto/Jean-François Mutzig
An elephant and mahout during a festival in Sayaboury Laos. Photo: AFP via Biosphoto/Jean-François Mutzig
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