To plenty of people, an animal is just an animal. They are too ignorant to go beyond these misconceptions, so they have no respect for anything else but them. This Thai man proved that he is different though.
He disturbed a herd of elephants while riding through the Khao Yai National Park. Instead of riding faster, he stopped and started to apologize to them. Surprisingly enough for some people, nothing happened to him. Perfectly normal – if you ask someone who loves and respects animals. The men also kept his calm while apologizing and got away with it. He made it to the news though.