The operator of the center is the American Ringling Brother Circus who uses this facility for breeding and dressage of his circus elephants. In the photos, you can see how the animals are separated immediately after birth from their mothers and trained for the circus shows.
It is because of these incidents being common knowledge and these images being published by former circus tamer, Sam Haddock, that the company, Ringling, has now terminated his elephant program. The retired elephants are supposedly just sent back to their place of martyrdom: the Center for Elephant Conservation in Florida. Whether or not they continue to be trained there is unclear. According to the company, the animals are also supposedly used for cancer research. Nevertheless, elephants all around the world still continue to be trained in this cruel way. In Thailand, they typically refer to the dressage process as elephant crushing. This is because the will of the young animals is broken through beatings, sleep deprivation and starvation.