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  • Elephant kills woman - then tramples her corpse at her funeral

    06/14/2022 9:09:46 PM PDT · by anthropocene_x · 82 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 13 June 2022 | Joe Wallen
    An elephant trampled a woman to death in India, only to return during her funeral to pull her body off a pyre and trample over her corpse again. The incident was said to have occurred in the eastern Indian state of Odisha on Thursday, and comes amid rising animal-human conflict in the country. Maya Murmu, 70, was targeted by a wild elephant that had strayed from a nearby wildlife sanctuary while collecting water in the district of Mayurbhanj. Despite being rushed to hospital, the elderly woman succumbed to her injuries in hospital and her body was placed on a funeral...
  • Wolf: Money could be spent to address gun violence but ‘we cannot ignore the elephant in the room’

    05/31/2022 4:38:01 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    Pennlive ^ | 05/31/2022 | Jan Murphy
    Gov. Tom Wolf is calling on policymakers to “be open to the things that work” to address gun violence “but we cannot ignore the elephant in the room and that is guns.” During an interview on Pittsburgh-based KDKA radio on Tuesday morning, Wolf reacted to last week’s mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, and a weekend shooting that killed an 18-month-old Pittsburgh boy saying a combination of measures are what he sees as needed.
  • Fake news: The game that shows people how to spread misinformation

    02/07/2022 12:24:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    BBC ^ | 1/6 | Mark Sedgwick
    Researchers at Cambridge University have developed a video game which teaches people how to spread misinformation about Covid-19. The aim of Go Viral! is to make it easier for players to spot fake news in the future.
  • Tourist killed by elephant in Zimbabwe's game park

    10/14/2021 10:54:48 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 57 replies ^ | 15th October 2021,
    ZIMPARKS spokesperson Tinashe Farawo said Michael Bernard Walsh (71) was killed while taking an unguided tour with his son in Mana Pools National park in the north of the country. The two had walked about 40 meters from where they had parked their car when they encountered the elephants, with one of them charging at them, Farawo said. The son managed to escape and reach the car while Walsh could not outrun the elephant which trampled him to death.
  • Elephant Breaks Into Kitchen in Thailand Looking for Snacks

    06/21/2021 10:07:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    PML Daily ^ | June 21, 2021
    Ratchadawan Puengprasopporn said her family was asleep when she heard noises coming from the kitchen. When she and her husband went to investigate, they saw the elephant poking its head into her kitchen, rummaging through the shelves and eating a plastic bag containing food. This isn’t the first intrusion she’s had from Boonmee, a wild male elephant in his forties known among residents and park officials as a frequent visitor to the village. Local authorities and national parks officials visited Ratchadawan and her family the next day and advised her to remove food, especially anything salty. Pattarapol Maneeon, a veterinarian...
  • Things Turn Ugly at Indian Wedding as Elephant Goes Berserk and Wreaks Havoc - Video

    06/12/2021 4:59:28 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 26 replies
    A groom in Prayagraj city of India’s Uttar Pradesh made a dramatic entry at his wedding venue in a horse-drawn chariot. To add some extra zing to his entry, the groom also booked a decked-up elephant to be part of his entourage.Footage from the wedding has gone viral, capturing the moments when the elephant lost its calm and charged at the people around it. The animal can be seen going on a rampage, damaging decorations and vehicles in the parking lot of the lit venue.VIDEOPeople can be seen running around seeking cover, while the groom jumps out of his chariot...
  • Man Tried to Get Into Zoo’s Elephant Pen to ‘Impress Daughter,’ Cops Say

    04/11/2021 6:38:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 11, 2021 | Tamar Lapin
    A Milwaukee man tried to break into the elephant enclosure at a local zoo to “impress his daughter,” authorities said. Armond Bullocks allegedly climbed over a locked fenced area in the outdoor exhibit at the Milwaukee County Zoo, around closing time on Wednesday, local outlets reported. He then began to scale a second fence — but was stopped by park workers before reaching the zoo’s two African elephants, officials said.
  • Elephant freed from fishing net in reservoir in India

    01/19/2021 6:31:05 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    UPI ^ | Jan. 19 | Ben Hooper
    Wildlife rescuers responded to a reservoir in India where an elephant became stranded in the water with its legs tangled in a fishing net. The Forest Department said rescue crews responded to the Nugu reservoir, near Bandipur, when an elephant was seen standing in place in the water for more than three hours, sparking suspicions that the animal's legs were tangled in an illegal fishing net. The crews confirmed the elephant was caught in a net, but they couldn't get close enough to help because the animal would splash at boats that approached. The elephant finally allowed the rescue boats...
  • COVID-19, the Elephant, and the House Cat

    03/30/2020 1:15:52 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 3/21/20 | Roger Kimball
    COVID-19, the Elephant, and the House Cat The really scary thing about this latest health scare is not the disease but the unexpected depths of passivity it revealed. • | , Here’s something special: a headline in The Economist that speaks the truth: “In Europe, and around the world, governments are getting tougher.” You betcha. Last week, I wrote with contempt about San Francisco’s mayor who had just announced she would “legally prohibit residents from leaving their homes except to meet basic needs.” “Well,” I thought, “It’s California, what do you expect?”But now several other states, including New York, Connecticut,...

    01/29/2020 11:56:50 AM PST · by CivilWarBrewing · 28 replies ^ | January 29, 2020 | CivilWarBrewing
    I'M FURIOUS! I am watching this sham impeachment trial in its question-and-answer phase and am SHOCKED that Trump's defense team is overlooking the ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM.. The DemonRat House Managers' position is that an upcoming election should NOT prevent Trump from being impeached, yet by their OWN standard have the AUDACITY to state that Trump and his defense team MUST NOT DARE INVESTIGATE Joe Biden as this would be 'interference in an upcoming election'!
  • Elephant Climbs 5-Foot Wall to Steal Mangoes From Lodge

    01/13/2020 3:44:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    UPI ^ | JAN. 13, 2020 | Ben Hooper
    An elephant in a Zambian national park was caught in camera climbing over a wall to steal some mangoes from a safari lodge. The Bushcamp Company posted video to YouTube showing the big bull elephant climbing over a 5-foot wall outside the Mfuwe Lodge in South Lungwa National Park. Workers said the elephant stole some mangoes from the lodge before climbing back out over the wall. Lodge manager Ian Salisbury said lodge guests were amused by the elephant's maneuver. "He just chose the most direct route and made himself right at home. The guests were very amused at the idea...
  • Meet this baby elephant (w video)

    07/18/2019 8:36:08 PM PDT · by Innovative · 15 replies
    We are central PA/CBS ^ | July 18, 2019 | not stated
    ADORABLE: A zoo in Austria introduced a baby female elephant Thursday. She was born five days ago and weighed about 198 pounds at birth. She doesn’t have a name yet, but the public can vote on what it should be. Watch as she stumbles after her mom in the zoo’s enclosure.
  • South Africa: Poacher killed by elephant then eaten by lions

    04/07/2019 9:02:53 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 69 replies
    BBC ^ | 7 April 2019
    Accomplice poachers told the victim's family that he had been killed by an elephant on Tuesday. ...A search party struggled to find the body but eventually found a human skull and a pair of trousers on Thursday. "Entering Kruger National Park illegally and on foot is not wise,"
  • Vatican Cardinal rebukes dubia authors for wanting abuse summit to address homosexuality

    02/25/2019 4:19:58 PM PST · by ebb tide · 10 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | February 25, 2019 | Martin M. Barillas
    Vatican Cardinal rebukes dubia authors for wanting abuse summit to address homosexuality ROME, February 25, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, who heads the Vatican’s Congregation for Catholic Education, dismissed as “useless” an open letter to the Vatican Abuse Summit participants from Cardinals Walter Brandmüller and Raymond Burke that warned against the "plague of the homosexual agenda" and homosexual networks in the Catholic Church. Cardinal Versaldi was among the churchmen attending the Feb. 21-24 Vatican summit on the sexual abuse crisis rocking the Church, which brought together 190 prelates and heads of congregations ostensibly to address the crisis and...
  • Sri Lankan navy stages daring rescue of drowning elephants

    07/24/2017 5:28:52 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 7 replies
    The Extract ^ | 7.24.17
    A group of Sri Lankan military and wildlife officials staged the daring rescue of two drowning wild elephants this week off of that nation’s eastern coast.
  • Elephant found wandering in New York town gets escort from state police

    11/12/2018 10:47:26 AM PST · by ETL · 46 replies ^ | Nov 12, 2018 | Travis Fedschun | Fox News
    New York State Police said Monday a wayward pachyderm was found wandering by state troopers in the town of Westtown, about 70 miles northwest of New York City. ..." The lost elephant needed to be escorted back home after wandering away from an animal sanctuary. Photos posted by the law enforcement agency show the elephant milling around in the dark on the road, which was illuminated by the headlights of a car. While it's not clear how the elephant got out of the sanctuary, National Geographic notes that the animals are not docile in darkness. "These hungry animals do not...
  • 'Still in shock': Burning of elephant statue caught on video at Leyden Township home

    07/30/2018 3:55:36 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 30 July 2018 | Megann Horstead
    Tim Saenger said he was “still in shock” Monday, days after a surveillance video showed the burning and destruction of the large elephant statue that had stood for decades outside his home in unincorporated Leyden Township. Saenger said his father brought the statue from Wisconsin to Northlake in 1986. It remains unclear why anyone would target the elephant, Saenger said. “We don’t have enemies or beef with people,” he said. “Most like me and my family.” Saenger said that people at times would associate the elephant with the Republican Party, and he hoped it wasn’t a politically motivated attack. Saenger...
  • Elephant Genome Project: evolutionary theory re-written

    05/31/2018 7:49:18 AM PDT · by fishtank · 24 replies
    Elephant Genome Project: evolutionary theory re-written by Joel Tay Published: 31 May 2018 (GMT+10) The results of a decade-long Elephant Genome Project have caused previously accepted evolutionary tree models to be discarded. It was previously thought there were two living species of elephants: the African, and the Asian. However, this research suggests that there are actually three: the Asian elephant, the forest-inhabiting African elephant, and the savanna-roaming African elephant.
  • Trump administration quietly makes it legal to bring elephant parts to the U.S. as trophies

    03/07/2018 11:05:22 AM PST · by Simon Green · 76 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 03/06/18 | Eli Rosenberg
    The Trump administration will allow Americans to bring tusks and other elephant body parts back to this country as trophies, in a pivot away from the support President Trump voiced last year for an Obama-era trophy ban. The decision, announced quietly in a March 1 memorandum from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, withdrew previous rulings on trophy hunting and said the agency would allow sport hunters to receive permits for the trophy items on a “case-by-case basis.” The move contrasts sharply with the position taken by Trump in November. After the Fish and Wildlife Service announced a repeal of...
  • How To Save the Elephants? Buy Ivory, Shoot Them

    11/19/2017 6:54:18 PM PST · by marktwain · 35 replies ^ | June 8, 2011 | Professor Mark J. Perry
    In the 1970s, Kenya had about six times as many elephants as Zimbabwe, and today Zimbabwe has three times more elephants than Kenya (see chart).  What happened that caused the dramatic reversal in elephant populations in the two African countries?  Terry Anderson and Shawn Regan of the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) explain in their excellent article "Shoot an Elephant, Save a Community": "Anti-hunting groups succeeded in getting Kenya to ban all hunting in 1977. Since then, its population of large wild animals has declined between 60 and 70 percent. The country’s elephant population declined from 167,000 in...