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Dead elephant in Phetchaburi had been shot 126 times - park chief calls on public to stop shooting


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A meeting was held at the Kaeng Krachan police station yesterday chaired by Phetchaburi provincial police chief Pol Maj-Gen Uthai Kawindechathorn.

 

This followed the death of a 60 year old elephant. "Duan" or "Khun Poo Pala-U", a 5000 - 6000 kilogram pachyderm, was found in grassland in Padeng sub-district on Saturday morning.

 

Vets reported that the elephant succumbed to sepsis.

 

But it was discovered that over time he had been shot 126 times, reported 77kaoded

 

Vets said that elephants who had been shot didn't die straight away but suffered a slow agonising death from infections.

 

Kaeng Krachan park chief Itthiphol Thaikamol said that when elephants escape from the confines of the park the public should call them to deal with it and not take matters into their own hands.

 

And they should never shoot the animals to chase them away. It is illegal and punishable under the law. 

 

He promised liaison between the authorities and farmers and the other public in the area to mitigate the effects of encroachment by the 180 wild elephants in the park.

 

Meanwhile area chiefs have called for the projectiles in the dead elephant to be examined to see who might have been responsible for shooting him. 

 

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45 minutes ago, robblok said:

In my country farmers get compensation if a wolf kills sheep

Holland has wolves? Are they protected?

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53 minutes ago, robblok said:

Not condoning this at all, but just saying if a farmer sees his income being destroyed then they become enraged. Maybe if there was a law that compensated farmers justly for damages done by elephants these things would happen less.

 

In my country farmers get compensation if a wolf kills sheep or if geese destroy fields. 

 

... absolutely, I hear news like that every other week outta European (pre)alpine regions, bears, wolves, you name it ... but here without proper compensation it's not surprising really.

 

On the other hand more often than not the humans here seem to encroach on dedicated wildlife turf to begin with, again no proper 'policing' ...

 

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2 hours ago, KhaoYai said:

Buddhists when it suits them.

Repenting actions... a bit like the big bike killer now sorry for killing a doctor.

Too bl##dy late.

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Find whoever shot this majestic animal and left it to die a slow painful death. Incarcerate them for the rest of their miserable lives.

The elephants were there first and should be allowed to roam freely.

I do agree with compensation for farmers as well

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5 hours ago, hotchilli said:

Absolutely horrendous... Buddhists my ar#se

Execute the shooter and the village headman, and their families, and burn the village to the ground! It worked in Vietnam!

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Managed to get to 60 years old. Even though it had been shot 126 times. Poor thing.

So much for revered animals in Thailand.

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