The animals were jabbed with sharp metal spikes then left with bleeding wounds, forced to perform tricks, and stopped from interacting with each other
The three-year-old elephant was branded the 'real-life Dumbo' after eye-witnesses claim he was 'forced to perform in unnatural and distressing shows'
A campaigner has criticised the decision, saying 'elephants' risk of extinction is critical and any decision made regarding their future ought to be considered with full public and scientific scrutiny'
Over 300 marine mammals are found dead each year in Thailand as a result of the plastic problem
PETA called the move 'a positive example' for other sponsors to follow