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    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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    http://tickermyfeed.com/news.php/MHx...roin_addiction


    Okay, y'all - I know this isn't funny, but when I read the headline, I laughed out loud!
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    Very sad for the elephant.,..darn drug people. I hate people like this. Leave animals and children alone!!!!

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    Thanks for posting, I am glad to hear the little guy is finallly being taken care of properly.

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    Im glad they have detoxed the elephant as it could have led to a life of crime or prostitution to pay for its drugs.
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    Wonder if his after care will require him to attend NA meetings?

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    Poor guy. The headline is funny, but it is a sad story. I am glad that he will be taken care of now.

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    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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