Friday, November 4, 2011
Lately, I've posted about animal abuse, whales being hunted down in Japan and human rights violations in West Africa so I thought I should post something uplifting such as the story of the baby elephant, Chhouk. He was found missing part of his front left leg; an injury caused by a poachers trap (go humans! not!) Okay, so I'm dissing on crappy humans again. The beauty of this story was not only was he rescued by a Wildlife Rescue Group in Cambodia, but they replaced the missing six inches of his foot with a prosthetic leg! Go humans! (seriously this time) You can see the vide below:
and read more about Chhouk here:
And please don't buy any type of ivory, whether it is a frame, jewelry or what ever the hell else they make with ivory tusks. I don't think you'd like it if your foot were caught in a trap, probably maimed and cut off you and then have someone come round and pull your teeth out. In a note of irony, apparently the London newspaper, The Guardian, reported the intense poaching of tusks has caused a new breed of elephants w/out tusks...which scientists believe is a genetic mutation to help them survive. Go elephants!
(Maybe other animals will mutate to be bald for life and have their flesh taste like human flesh so we won't hunt them down or factory farm them for their skin or meat! That'll learn us (probably not but a girl can hope)