Here’s the link to an article that I wrote with help from Venerable Tenzin Lhamo: Elephant Walk tests the Buddhist principles of a trained mind and inner peace. The Post published it the day after Ringling Brothers paraded six elephants and 24 horses through the streets of D.C. at night.
Actually, the article is primarily about meditation and mind training.
See the related articles and join the discussion. If you look closely at the photos, you can see the bull hooks: