Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sad Story. The Elephant Should be out of the Zoo.

I received the below link from a dear friend a few minutes ago.   Her comment is the subject line of this article.  Personally I think she's 100% correct!

Trainer crushed by elephant at Tennessee zoo - Yahoo! News
The story was also reported at:

In the few minutes it took to put this on line, I received yet another very sad story.

Elephant run over by train (India)
The Assam Tribune
January 14, 2010

 AGARTALA, Jan 14 – An elephant was killed when it was hit by a running train at Atharamura hill range, about 70 km from here, Forest department sources said today.Sources said the incident occurred last evening, when a female elephant with three calves were crossing the railway track, and an Agartala-bound train from Silchar hit the elephant when the calves had crossed the track.
Sources said, the calves were unharmed and added a group of elephants went on the rampage after the incident and damaged crop fields in the area. The carcass of the elephant was recovered by the forest officials with the help of police.
Tripura Forest Minister, Jitendra Chowdhury said altogether three elephants were killed in the State this year due to different reasons.

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