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Kim Kardashian may be one of the most popular Instagram users with an astonishing 136 million people following her account, however, that doesn’t necessarily mean she is the most loved celebrity on the photo-sharing app.

The businesswoman is often slated for the content she shares on Instagram whether that’s of her daughter North wearing makeup or a lavish shot taken on her private jet.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star is often hit with waves of criticism no matter what she posts, but her latest post has caused quite the stir online and we’re not surprised.


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Kim posted a throwback photo from her recent trip to Bali. The snaps were taken at a supposed ‘elephant sanctuary’ in Bali, however, Kim has been slammed for the cruel photos with many claiming the elephants are treated horribly at the ‘sanctuary’.

Numerous users stressed the fact that if it was, in fact, an elephant sanctuary then people wouldn’t allow elephants to be ridden.

One user wrote: “This is not an elephant sanctuary. You do not ride elephants in a sanctuary. Do not visit or post about these places when you do not have the right information. These are beautiful animals that need to be treated with respect not like a toy to ride along and to take an insta pic with. Disgraceful.”

Another asked: “Do you really care about the elephants? Or do you care more about how you look standing in front of one.”

“This is cruel! This elephant should be in the wild with its social group…Seriously Kim? You couldn’t have picked a real sanctuary where they rescue animals and don’t ‘train’ elephants and rip them from their families? You had to choose this place?!” another said.

One user stressed how this place definitely wasn’t an elephant sanctuary like Kim claimed: “This is not a sanctuary; you know it by the fact that the elephant is being ridden and there is a hook on a pole that the rider is using to get the elephant to comply. But all for a good picture right Kim? Who cares if the elephant has been tortured (you can see scars on its skin) or taken away from its mother when it was a baby and starved to train it so you could have a picture.”


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Kim responded to the backlash by saying she did research before visiting and stressed that the elephants were rescued and well-treated.

It is believed Kim and Kanye visited Mason Adventures in Bali, which is an elephant park, not a sanctuary.



Get ready for some of the cutest pictures you have EVER seen…

The Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in Mathura, Northern India is home to 20 rescued elephants.

These lovely elephants get baths, a nutritious diet and any veterinary care they may need, while also roaming a large sanctuary of open fields.

Not only do these majestic animals receive healthcare and food, they have also been tricked out with some pretty cool attire. 

Women in a nearby village have been knitting large, colourful sweaters for the elephants in the centre, to keep them protected from cold winter temperatures. 


We cannot begin to cope with how cute this is! 



Of all the bizarre things that happen in this little country, seeing wild animals around the place is certainly something new.

And by wild, we're not talking about a fox or a rabbit found in the woods. Nope, we're talking about three MASSIVE elephants just lounging around on a green in Dublin.

Yep, we kid you not. On Tymon Park in Tallaght, local residents were welcomed to the sight of the beautiful creatures.

The Echo Newspaper reports that the elephants belong to the Belly Wien circus who are situated just across the road from the green.

The elephants were held in by a simple plastic rope, and we'd say people waiting for the bus beside them got quite a scare if they came close.

Ah, Dublin. You never fail to surprise us.