People young and old have been doing things and laughing for years. Have you never put your baby in a bouncer and laughed how they ping about all over the place. You don’t need to buy the best baby activity center. Watched them ride their first bike and fall off, granny falls through the broken chair etc etc..
This is a moment in this baby’s life. It’s not being fed drugs, abused, beaten black and blue. If I did that with my little boy he would probably laugh his head off. Lighten up and laugh. children need to learn lots of things in life and I’m sure this little bean isn’t missing out on anything. The fact that the parents are interacting with their baby surly is a good thing.
The baby looks quite happy! So many naysayers in the comments. How on earth did we manage to raise three kids 40 years ago? I’m sure the virtue signalling folks would have had a field day at some things we did. The kids actually ( gasp!) climbed trees, went to school on their own, used scissors at an early age, played in the dirt and grew up happy.
I don’t actually think that people are mocking their pronunciations. I think it’s more like enjoying their particular tendencies, which is actually interesting. I hope they won’t think they are being laughed at, but more of being appreciated in their unique way of doing things, or rather in this case, saying words.
Anytime I’ve seen a video that highlights accents, such as the video of German people trying to say the word “Squirrel” (if you haven’t seen that video please watch it, it’s amazing), I’ve always thought of it as just harmless fun and admiring the millions subtle differences in language. If you can speak another language at all that’s amazing, having an accent is just like a fun added bonus. I personally love listening to people with different accents speak in English.
We had wind up radio long before 1992 so this is a puzzle. I believe people are confusing marketing. We even had free radio powered by the signal itself. They were called Crystal Radio but that was a misnomer because in my time we used a crystal diode for polarity so we could use part of the signal for power.
Before that, hobbyists used mechanical rectifiers. Mine built from spare parts in the 60’s pulled in over a dozen and a half channels. Because the power was low, I had to use high impedance headphones. Later I added a battery, transistor and speaker, so the headphones weren’t needed. We had army surplus windup generators and bicycle light generators. In the ’60s there was a craze to convert bicycles to generators to power TV sets. The idea was to jump on the bike machine and peddle your way through the TV shows instead of being a couch potato. Britain must have been a hundred years behind.
The sanctuary we went told us to steer clear of baby elephants because they are dangerous.
Not because they’re aggressive or angry, rather just because they’re silly and don’t comprehend that they throw around a LOT of weight.
Issue with captivity but if you truly wish to put a stop to it how about studying animals and their behavior. Learn and devote yourself to finding ways to help them be free from captivity without being killed by hunters.
The breaking process for elephants and of the needs of elephants which make riding/chaining eye so appalling. I actually have devoted myself to helping elephants and other animals for many years. And hunting is awful. So is exploiting them for profit and pretending it’s conservation.
And telling people about an issue that is a problem that they are unaware of is actually necessary. If you don’t agree that’s no worries. But I will continue educating people on why they should not visit places which exploit elephants for profit. And you won’t be distracting me from that. So you keep on doing you and I’ll keep on being me. Have a lovely day and please avoid places like this that ride/chain/force elephants to perform tricks.
For many years while we have both been working in Animal Welfare. She is one of the most active people I have met in my 30 years being involved in this field. She constantly strives to make changes for the betterment of animals and she is very knowledgeable on the subject. I question why you are having a shot at her, when she is only trying to educate people.
You can also visit the website and see the prices you can pay to ride, learn to chain and have an elephant perform tricks for you. Anyone saying bareback riding of elephants is ok does not have any understanding of this. People are not believing what I’m trying to say because they don’t want to believe it. Does this look tlike a rescue and rehabilitation sanctuary?
Performing tricks on command – this is the standard pose the tourists do with the elephants. Who joyfully spout water on command while their trainers stand close by to make sure they do as they’re told so people get the nice picture they’re paying lots of money for