The company is selling a sad-looking elephant dressed up for human amusement and a little girl doll that can sit in a chair on the animal’s back and use the elephant as a vehicle.
Chelsea here probably has no idea that elephants used for rides are typically taken away from their mothers as babies, viciously beaten, and controlled under the constant threat of being gouged with a sharp weapon. Other kids probably don’t know that either—and that’s why this toy is so dangerous.
But Mattel does know, so we can’t even venture a guess as to why it wanted to create this terrible toy—which needs to be discontinued ASAP.
For all animals,