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I don't know if there will actually be a question in here but I had 2 share this. I just watched something on animal planet called World's Deadliest Towns. They were talking about elephants in India that are actually targeting villages & destroying homes & killing the people. A female elephant was killed & human remains were found in her stomach! I've never heard of anything like that before. They said that the elephants habitats have been drastically reduced & they are having 2 resort 2 raiding the villages crops inorder to eat. They try to keep them run out, but the elephants come into the village at night, tear down the houses & kill or maim the people who run out. It's crazy. I guess the elephants r finally getting even. What's ur thoughts on this mind boggling behavior?


Asked by amy197 at 12:45 AM on Feb. 22, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Anytime a human parks themselves, their family, or their home in a wild animal's "living room", bad things will happen if the humans get stupid. It doesn't matter if it is a nice split level on the side of a mountain in bear country, or a swimmer at the beach in shark/jellyfish (or a myriad others) land, or the villagers moving into the jungles in elephant/lion/tiger country.

    Those animals aren't 'mean', they are animals. They need to eat the same as humans and they have always been there. Killing the animals isn't the answer. Educating stupid humans is. If you live with bears, don't leave food out. If you swim in the ocean, don't act like prey. If you build a village/farm where elephants hang out, don't expect twig fences to protect you from an animal that can rip entire trees out of the ground.

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 12:41 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • AnuMeha, the elephants are losing their homeland because of humans. Because we are so greedy and selfish that we need to gobble up every piece of undeveloped land that we see. It doesn't matter who or what it's taken from as long as it's ours.

    Elephants have been poached for years for their it's okay for people to kill animals but once an animal turns the tables we need to start killing everything that moves.

    Answer by Acid at 8:44 AM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • It's sad that the elephants aren't better taken care of and properly fed. I'm assuming that's why they are eating humans.

    Answer by SweetLoveofMine at 1:22 AM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • Elephants are wild animals and behave like that when they feel they need to if there is no food its all about survivor instinct their habitat is been reduced and there is no food for them. Its not uncommon for elephants attack even some that have been domesticated have attacked their care givers their are not pets. Most people are used to see them as mild mannered but as any wild animal there is no way to know how they will react at any given moment even dolphins will attack humans if they think the human is a treat to them or their offsprings.

    Answer by gou18 at 1:32 AM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • Here let's not feel bad about the elephants but about the human loss. I feel that the forest department should do something in order to prevent human beings from being at a loss.......

    Answer by AnuMeha at 2:00 AM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • As humans we act like we are the only beings on this planet that are important. We have taken over the elephants land, making it hard for them to survive. Hard for them to find food. Then we wage war on them, when they start fighting back. I feel bad for the village, but it's our fault for constantly expanding our claim, not caring what we push out.

    Answer by Sarahb21 at 11:50 AM on Feb. 22, 2011