Thursday, April 29, 2010

Weird shit going on in the world today!!!!!

Wildlife experts in southern India are hunting a rogue bull elephant who is thought to have gored 12 female tuskers to death because they spurned his sexual advances.

The Times of India said on Wednesday that a 15-member taskforce has been set up to catch the aggressive male, called Alpha, who has been on the run in the jungles of Kerala state for the last three years.

Kerala's chief wildlife warden, K.K. Srivastava, said eight female elephants were found dead in the vast Periyar reserve between February and June last year. 'Post-mortem reports and other evidence suggested that these were caused by the same tusker. Two more females were found dead on March 12 and 21 this year. The nature of injuries point to the same culprit,' he told the daily.

Two other deaths have been blamed on 25-year-old Alpha, he added, without specifying when the females were found. Alpha's behaviour has been blamed on 'musth,' a surge in the male reproductive hormone testosterone in bull elephants that leads to aggressive behaviour.

Forensic tests have shown that all the victims had puncture marks, indicating that they resisted a male who tried to force himself on them. The wounds matched the dimensions of Alpha's tusks, the newspaper said.

The former deputy director of the Periyar Tiger Reserve, P.P. Pramod, said Alpha needs to have his tusks trimmed but they had to catch and tranquilise him first, which was risky. 'If it fell flat on its chest it will die instantly. So we need to follow it and lift it as soon as he collapses,' he was quoted as saying.

Well even animals are horny bloody bastards.

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Two arrested over monkey meatballs - Sunanda Creagh, Reuters April 29, 2010, 12:45 am
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police have arrested a couple who made meatballs from the flesh of protected monkeys, an animal conservation group said on Wednesday.


The pair poached dozens of rare Javan langurs, also known as silver-leaf monkeys, from Baluran National Park in the east of Java island, according to a statement released by Indonesia-based animal protection group ProFauna.

"Police found 30 kilograms (65 pounds) meat estimated to come from 20 - 25 individuals, two rifles and a live langur," the statement said. "The couple admitted that they had known what they did was against the law and they hunted the monkeys for their meat because beef and chicken were more expensive than the protected monkeys."

Meatball soup, known locally as bakso, is a popular dish in Indonesia.

The statement said police were now broadening their investigation to include checks on vendors suspected of selling the monkey meatballs, while ProFauna was in talks with the national park caretakers to prevent further poaching.

Indonesian law states that perpetrators of wildlife crimes face a maximum five year prison term and a fine of 5 million rupiah ($555), but the law is not always strictly enforced.

dear God, what's the world coming to,

Jewels xxoo

1 comment:

  1. I wonder if the monkey meatballs taste okay. Or maybe it was the taste that tipped people off.

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