TIL that elephants can be hanged. Literally never thought of that scenario or possibility before.
Might be a different elephant hanging, but didn't the crane break and she broke her hip or leg in the fall?
Why the hell would they go to such effort to *hang* the poor animal? Why not just shoot her in the head?
This is barbaric.
Elephants are extremely intelligent and are capable of very deep emotion.
For example, when an elephant dies in the wild, other elephants will put dirt over the dead one's body. After that, they hang around mourning the dead. They've also been seen comforting each other by patting each other with their trunks. They have a strong sense of self, they have several forms of communication with each other, and generate very low frequency sounds, which can be recognized by other elephants up to 6 miles away.
They also have a well defined family group. The elephant that was hung was probably very lonely without others to communicate with. The poor thing was probably terrified after the first attempt.
Humans can be so cruel.
Where in that video is the jaw abscess mentioned?
This is so sad. Thing has been tortured her whole life to "preform", only to be killed. Ugh. 😞
this is the kind of stuff I deleted Facebook for. Interesting as it may be to you, I don't want to see this shit.
Edit; to clarify.. maybe a NSFL tag or something that would block out the image would have been nice. I've seen enough terrible stuff on the internet, I didn't like scrolling through and seeing it. 😕
When I originally read this story a few years ago I cried my eyes out, it still hits me in the heart. Poor creature.