AN ANIMAL rights campaigner put herself in severe danger by deliberately “trapping” herself in a coastal tidal cave to launch a protest.
British photographer Hannah Morris, 30, not only risked her own safety but also that of her potential rescuers.
She filmed the irresponsible stunt for YouTube and entitled it “Trapped”.
Morris filmed herself alone in MacKinnon’s Cave, on the island of Mull, in Scotland, UK, which is the longest sea cave in the Hebrides, twisting 152.4 metres long and 27.43 metres high at the cave entrance.
The cave gets completely cut off by the tide and is only accessible below half tide via a difficult scramble across the shore of boulders.
Low tide is roughly every 12 hours and great care is needed to ensure you can visit the cave – and return in one piece.
Morris said afterwards she would not pull the same stunt again.
She said: “No, I won’t be doing that again.“It was so dark in the cave I couldn’t see clearly what was beside or above me as my torches were not powerful enough and my camera flash only fired for a split second.“It wasn’t until I got home and digitally lightened the photos that I realised how amazingly high the cave was.”
Morris, who “trapped” herself on May 28 to was attempting to raise awareness of what she called the plight of a Malaysian tourist elephant called Lasah.
According to Hannah, Lasah is 37 years old, and is forced to give rides all day wearing a heavy saddle.
Hannah, along with Malaysian NGO FOTO (Friends of the Orangutan), have been trying to get Lasah moved to the Kuala Gandah elephant sanctuary.
“I am hoping the Malaysian wildlife department (Perhilitan) head Abdul Kadir Abu Hashim, and the Natural Resources and Environment Minister Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar will watch my video,” she said.
She said she was not asking for donations, just awareness and signatures so Lasah the elephant could be saved.