Definition of Whip

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Mentioning the word whip gives most people creeps. Especially in connection with animals.

A whip is viewed as something to punish slaves with, during colonial times, and as something which can only create pain.

But the use of the whip can, as with so much else, be operated out of different ways and power, with anything from light touch on the skin to sound cracks that doesnt even touch the animals.

As for the sake of elephants, even if it is used with power in a special situation, it doesnt inflict as much impact of the elephant skin as does the hook, and it reduce the elephants feeling of bodily punishment from the trainer, as compared with the hook.

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Whip mentioned in The Elephant Database
  • No country match the word Whip in the database.

10 locations holdings in the elephant database match the word Whip.

20 elephants in the elephant database match the word Whip

Reference list Koehl, Dan, (2023). Whip. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2021 at https://www.elephant.se/index.php?id=50. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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  • Dan Koehl

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