Paul Barton, 50-year British man, dragged a piano up a mountain in Thailand to fullfil his life-long ambition to play a piano few feet from the elephants. He played Beethoven for the blind elephants.

 

 

‘I sat down and thought, what do you play to an elephant?

‘You only get a short time, so I started trawling through my books and then Slow Movement 2 from Beethoven’s Pathetique Sonata just stuck.

‘I had to drag the piano up a mountain – I have a really bad back, but I wanted to make the effort so I could feel like I had undergone a personal challenge.’

Yorkshire-born Paul now hopes to put on a concert with the elephants to raise funds for an electric fence for the sanctuary where they live.

Source: www.metro.co.uk

He moved to Thailand with his wife 18 years ago to be closer to the elephants.

Everything is great and fine, but electric fence? Wouldn’t that be cruel for the animals?

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