06 Feb '12, 8am

Are Elephants Being Eaten in Thailand? | Care2 Causes

Are Elephants Being Eaten in Thailand? | Care2 Causes

A “new taste” for elephant meat is posing a new threat to the animals in Thailand according to a report from the Associated Press . Last month, wildlife officials say they found the remains of two elephants in a national park in western Thailand; Damrong Phidet, director-general of Thailand’s wildlife agency, said that the animals’ trunks and sex organs had been removed and that the meat would be consumed as “elephant sashimi.” Thailand’s National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation Department says that the country has about 4,000 domesticated elephants and fewer than 3,000 in the wild. Poachers are mostly after the elephants’ tusks , which can fetch from 1 million to 2 million baht ($31,600 to $63,300); baby elephants have also been captured to perform in shows. The price for an elephant’s penis is about 30,000 baht ($950). While demand for elephant meat is currently l...

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