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Elephant shot dead, head ripped off ‘for ivory’ at Narathiwat national park

By The Nation

 

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Sipo Waterfall National Park officials believe a carcass of a headless elephant that was found in the park in Narathiwat was the ghastly work of ivory traders.

 

On September 14, park officials were notified of the appalling incident by the Ban Chue Ko village headman in Si Sakhon district and promptly went to investigate.

 

They found the carcass of the 15-year-old male elephant in a canal and had to drag the dead animal back up on the bank before conducting an autopsy.

 

A forensic team said the elephant was killed at least two weeks ago. They found evidence that it was shot dead by bullets though no bullet was found at the scene.

 

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation said on its official Facebook page that the elephant’s head and tail were missing, leading to the belief that the animal was killed for its tusks.

 

Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30394700

 

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23 hours ago, webfact said:

The Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation said on its official Facebook page that the elephant’s head and tail were missing

"...the elephant’s head and tail were missing..."

Judging from the OP photo, that elephant must have had two tails before it died.

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7 hours ago, hotchilli said:

What some people will do for money.... and they call themselves Buddhists.

    Probably not real Buddhists.  Might be atheists, or pretend to be Buddhists, or could be animists. 

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9 hours ago, nobodysfriend said:

the elephant’s head and tail were missing, leading to the belief that the animal was killed for its tusks.

If they find the person or persons who did that it should be the old eye for an eye punishment.  Cut their heads and tails off too. 

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9 hours ago, hotchilli said:

What some people will do for money.... and they call themselves Buddhists.

Yep ,they Preach one thing and do the opposite. Pretty well happens everywhere.

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On 9/18/2020 at 9:49 AM, hotchilli said:

What some people will do for money.... and they call themselves Buddhists.

May I remind you that Narathiwat is in the deep south and 80 percent of the population is Muslim, not Buddhist?

Might bloody well have been Muslims now innit mate?

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