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As the National Council for Peace and Order is gearing up for national reform, another call is being made for it to add a very big reform target – an “elephant reform”. 

A group of mahouts and elephant camp owners agreed to ask the NCPO to re-organise management of domesticated elephants. The issue of legal possession of the jumbos has long put them in conflict with authorities.

They are preparing to petition the military to set up a national commission on elephant affairs to solve the problems, which, in their view, officials alone cannot solve.

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