09-04-2008, 03:39 PM #1
Asian Elephant Cured of Heroin Addiction in Rehab
BEIJING - An Asian elephant that became addicted to heroin at the hands of illegal traders will return home after a three-year rehab program, Chinese state media said Thursday.
Xiguang, a 4-year-old male Asian elephant, became addicted after he was captured by smugglers along the Chinese-Myanmar border in March 2005. The traders fed the elephant bananas laced with heroin as bait and to pacify the creature, the official Xinhua News Agency said.
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Okay, y'all - I know this isn't funny, but when I read the headline, I laughed out loud!I do not intend to tiptoe through life only to arrive safely at death!
09-04-2008, 03:48 PM #2Registered User
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Very sad for the elephant.,..darn drug people. I hate people like this. Leave animals and children alone!!!!
09-04-2008, 07:53 PM #3
Thanks for posting, I am glad to hear the little guy is finallly being taken care of properly.
09-07-2008, 08:10 AM #4
Im glad they have detoxed the elephant as it could have led to a life of crime or prostitution to pay for its drugs.'An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind', Mahatma Ghandi.
09-07-2008, 08:20 AM #5
Wonder if his after care will require him to attend NA meetings?
So often times it happens that we live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key. ...Eagles, "Already Gone"
09-07-2008, 01:16 PM #6
Poor guy. The headline is funny, but it is a sad story. I am glad that he will be taken care of now.
09-07-2008, 07:29 PM #7
Before reading the article I thought what heroin addict would share their dope? Let alone with an elephant?
Poor guy. I couldn't see the link, but I am wondering if they gave the poor guy methadone? What kind of human beings would do that to an animal? Oh, yeah nasty people who abuse them.
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