They also learned about cruel, circus-style training that uses sharp steel bull hooks to punish elephants, and a more and humane training system that uses only positive reinforcement and treats.
Their paintings beautifully reflected their feelings about the way elephants should be living: free to roam in large expanses of land in the wild, or for those not able to return to their countries of origin, a spacious elephant sanctuary. Adults can learn much from children.
Honolulu Zoo plans to add elephants once they expand less than one acre, is already outdated especially when compared to recent expansions of three or more acres at other zoos. The elephants should be retired to a sanctuary instead.