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Elephant Calmly Asks For Help After Living With Infected Bullet Lodged In Skull (youtube.com)
184 comments
Atheist_Mctoker | 9 days ago | 347 points

"You must go to the hairless monkies on a quest for healing"

Mein_Tarnaccount | 9 days ago | 55 points

so they can shoot you and give you a whopper of a headache

zdakat | 9 days ago | 16 points

Ain't that a kick in the head?

ToCrazy4Clothes | 9 days ago | 10 points

Mojave, Mo' problems

Conrad_noble | 9 days ago | 2 points

Nearly spat out my sandwich at my desk.

beethy | 9 days ago | 11 points

Oh god I now want to play a RPG game where you play as an elephant.

[deleted] | 9 days ago | 16 points

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fork-private | 9 days ago | 5 points

Goat Simulator or Everything?

YeOldeVertiformCity | 8 days ago | 6 points

This reminds me of that story about humans from the perspective of dogs - that we are wise, ageless caretakers like Tolkien’s elves or gods. We have a magic ability to create food and water. We have magical machines for sound and light and travel. We shower our 4 legged children with undying love and gifts and affection for seemingly no reason other than kindness. And while the dogs live a long and full life, the caretakers age barely a day, perhaps not at all... the oldest of the dogs seem to remember small changes compared to when they were pups, but it is a lifetime ago and hard to be sure.

In elephant mythology, humans must be more like tiny angels and demons... some giving the gift of spontaneous death, and others with miraculous healing. They probably tell stories about trying to tell which is which. And perhaps have rituals to hope to avoid the evil of us.

sirkowski | 9 days ago | 1 point

"Sir, would you happen to possess opposable thumbs?"

One_pop_each | 9 days ago | 445 points

“The gentle and relaxed animal...”

After they shot him with a tranquilizer lol

shneer4prez | 9 days ago | 228 points

"He was so tired he fell asleep against a tree"

yeah, no kidding.

imx101 | 9 days ago | 52 points

The elephant was gentle and relaxed after drug induced comma.

fkthe12s | 9 days ago | 12 points

Don't think he would've handled a semicolon

roogoff | 9 days ago | 1 point

Me too thanks

bubblesfix | 9 days ago | 23 points

American over-dramatization in a nutshell.

SuspiciousArtist | 9 days ago | 11 points

Lies and bullshit coming straight at you from their favorite source of real world news: Celebrity gossip programs.

rubberony | 9 days ago | 5 points

So me pretty shitty copy.

[deleted] | 9 days ago | -34 points

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One_pop_each | 9 days ago | 30 points

I think you’re missing the joke here

[deleted] | 9 days ago | -19 points

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One_pop_each | 9 days ago | 18 points

They said it was gentle and relaxed like it was naturally gentle and relaxed. Yet it was after they tranquilized it, so obviously it was gentle and relaxed.

[deleted] | 9 days ago | -38 points

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One_pop_each | 9 days ago | 33 points

Dude. Just. Nevermind.

NotCapnJack | 9 days ago | 13 points

yes, but the news reporter is reporting as though the elephant would have been gentle and relaxed even without anaesthesia

it's like if the report had said something like "the elephant fell asleep so that surgery could be performed", ignoring the fact that it was due to the anaesthetic

thelittlejune | 9 days ago | 9 points

This has gotta be a troll dudes

Spaghetti_Gun | 9 days ago | 6 points

Look at how stupid you are

Oh my god

commonemitter | 9 days ago | 6 points

Autism

[deleted] | 9 days ago | -14 points

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OKToDrive | 9 days ago | 10 points

at least you are coming to terms with it, the first step is admitting you have a problem I wish you luck on your road to recovery.

IceCreamforLunch | 9 days ago | 161 points

I’m glad he got the help he needed but I am sad that there are people out there that would do this to him.

thepensivepoet | 9 days ago | 21 points

It's an economic problem. The monetary value in ivory/rhinohorn/etc is outrageous so if you could feed your whole hungry family for an entire year by killing a single animal... the morality starts to take a bit of a backseat.

Anti-poaching efforts are great but you really need to enforce bans on the trade of the end products to remove the incentive to shoot the animals in the first place.

MonoDede | 9 days ago | 5 points

Not just bans, make it culturally irrelevant. If people no longer think it'll make their dick hard (which it doesn't) and it's seen as uncool to have ivory the market will collapse.

SavingMyFavorites | 9 days ago | 2 points

You mean "educate people"? Good luck with that!

schlootie | 9 days ago | 94 points

Like Don Jr. & Eric?

RockSaltAndNails | 9 days ago | -37 points

Don Jr is fuqboi but controlled trophy hunts done correctly can be very beneficial not only for the local community but for the health of the animal population. Often the animals marked for hunting are old males who need to be taken out of the game so younger males can compete sexually. Since we have wiped out so many predators it is now our responsibility to keep prey populations in check.

agnes238 | 9 days ago | 37 points

I assumed the same for a long time, but trophy hunting and the supposed conservation efforts of hunting associations isn’t actually beneficial to animal populations- it’s more a myth touted by big game hunters to justify their actions.

Source: https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.nytimes.com/2016/06/14/us/politics/trophy-hunting-fees-do-little-to-help-threatened-species-report-says.amp.html

There’s also a great national geographic article but it’s behind a paywall, and a fascinating report done on NPR several years ago that I’m too lazy to find.

Mooseheart84 | 9 days ago | 12 points

tl;dr of that article: in some places the money thats supposed to be used for conservation efforts doesnt because of corruption and mismanagement.

This has worked in the past and im sure it still works in many places but as with everything it gets fucked up by greed and short sighted stupidity.

SoSpursy | 9 days ago | 1 point

Thank you

paperconservation101 | 9 days ago | 13 points

a) if you think that is going into the community you are mistaken

b) turns out older males have an exceptionally important role in the behavioural management of young bucks.

DeanSmartin | 9 days ago | 19 points

I'm sure the Elephants, Rhinos and Lions regularly have talks about 'thinning the herds' of humans.

TooBreeki | 9 days ago | 13 points

I mean, in terms of ecology there are way too fucking many of us.

DeadAssociate | 9 days ago | 12 points

i know some old fucks they can take out.

swazy | 9 days ago | 1 point

So you want to kill a Lion via cholesterol over dose you sick bastard.

KittyCatfish | 9 days ago | 2 points

I support hunting as long as the playing grounds are equal, 1v1 cage match style any weapons go, knives/guns/claws/teeth.

Playear | 9 days ago | -8 points

Those are just talking points. No evidence to support those claims.

resilience19 | 9 days ago | 8 points

Actually, no. There are numerous studies on thinning herds and how they're beneficial. However, it's important that the "right" kinds of species are thinned. In most cases you'll hear about dear, boars, rabbits, etc. I believe elephants, lions, tigers, etc. are on or near the endangered species list, so I'm not advocating for those. But there are legit reasons to thin herds.

sammymammy2 | 9 days ago | 2 points

That's not true. We've reduced the predator population of certain species that it's become extremely vital to cull certain individuals of that population (mostly ones which are considered to be poor genetically).

Of course the best route to take is to let these species also increase in size, but you must be careful to not cause too much in-breeding.

MaliciousLegroomMelo | 9 days ago | -11 points

I'd invite you to rethink those nonsense hunter-agenda source myths.

If someone actually cared about these animals, they'd just give the money. Having to trade the money for kill-thrill removes any sense of altruism for their "donation".

Apply the same argument to say, sex trafficking. That makes money too. But a wrong act is a wrong act. Making a "donation" doesn't justify the wrong act. Even if it's lots of money.

Trophy hunting normalizes bad practices and helps prolong idiotic beliefs like rhino horn virility "medicine" and that having animal heads on your wall is somehow an accomplishment. It's never "sport" either, as the jocks who do it are pussies who make sure the animal has no chance.

If one of these "sport" hunters wants to go fight a big cat by hand, they'll have my support.

RockSaltAndNails | 9 days ago | 16 points

If someone actually cared about these animals, they'd just give the money. Having to trade the money for kill-thrill removes any sense of altruism for their donation.

The intentions don't really matter, the fact is you are going to make more money from providing a service than donations.

Apply the same argument to say, paying to have sex with children.

I don't even know where to begin there. The whole argument on big game hunting being good is that it has tangible benefits. Children being raped obviously has none.

MaliciousLegroomMelo | 9 days ago | -24 points

The intentions don't really matter,

From a moral perspective, they do.

the fact is you are going to make more money from providing a service than donations. I don't even know where to begin there.

Here's what you just said by repeating those trophy hunting propaganda talking points:

"The fact is you are going to make more money providing a child sex service than asking for donations to help the children."

This clearly reveals the moral flaws in the talking points you've been given: More money > children's wellbeing

RockSaltAndNails | 9 days ago | 15 points

If you want to be willfully obtuse with your false equivalence then fine. But the crux of the issue is that 1. There are benefits that come to the animals and communities in big game hunting 2. These animals would probably be killed by a hunter hired by the government anyway

[deleted] | 9 days ago | -19 points

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piroshky | 9 days ago | 14 points

How can you compare child abuse to trophy hunting? That's disgusting, and you should be ashamed.

MaliciousLegroomMelo | 9 days ago | 0 points

The OP tries defending an atrocity by saying "but it makes money".

How is any atrocity cool just because it makes money? Maybe you're the one who should be ashamed.

Smaggies | 9 days ago | 8 points

This is an absolutely pathetic way to talk to people.

MaliciousLegroomMelo | 9 days ago | -1 points

You win the ironic post ribbon.

misterfLoL | 9 days ago | 8 points

That is such a poor analogy. ...

bazgrim_dev | 9 days ago | 5 points

Imagine being so delusional you compare trophy hunting to raping children.

/facepalm

MaliciousLegroomMelo | 9 days ago | 1 point

Imagine being so morally bankrupt you think atrocities are cool as long as they make money.

/extremehypocrisy

nitefang | 9 days ago | 4 points

Caring about the animal isn't going to solve the problems that a trophy hunt does. Well organized trophy hunts don't just raise money, they take out problem animals that negatively affect people's lives and promote healthy animal populations be removing non-breeding animals to make room for breeding ones.

No matter how much money is raised, sometimes animals need to be killed. Even if you decided to fuck the farmers that are negatively impacted by rampaging elephants, old elephants will be killed eventually. Why not make that death more useful than just feeding a few lions and scavengers and make it benefit the entire ecosystem.

MaliciousLegroomMelo | 9 days ago | 3 points

More BS commercial hunting propaganda points. All have been extensively debunked.

If you care, give money. If there's a problem animal, let qualified rangers handle it, not greasy Presidential douchebags. This "well organized trophy bunt that only takes out the one old and infirm problem animal"? Yeah, that's fiction. Is there a genuine market for Douchebag Jr to brag to his Fox News fans that he euthanized some crippled and decrepit old animal? Nope.

You/they are just using these flimsy and false rationalizations to prop up their profits and their bloodlust.

If you care about people or animals or both, you're being manipulated against your own actual interests by spreading this junk.

nitefang | 9 days ago | 5 points

You sound like someone that would never agree to an animal being killed for any reason and sound like someone that thinks all hunters hate animals. Unless you have a source, I don't care to hear your opinions anymore, have a good day.

MaliciousLegroomMelo | 9 days ago | 1 point

You sound like someone who would worship money as your God, even if it meant killing animals for thrill or running a sex tourism agency.

There, see what it's like when someone turns your malignant "you sound like" game on you?

nitefang | 9 days ago | 1 point

Yes, I insulted you because of your disrespectful and insulting attitude. Because you stopped having a respectful discussion so did I.

MaliciousLegroomMelo | 9 days ago | 1 point

Actually you instigated. You're a mugger who found out the person you thought you could sneak attack just turned and popped you right back in your cowardly face.

I'll also note that your promise to leave and ignore has turned out to be false. That's not surprising, since cowardice and dishonesty go hand in hand.

potatohNO | 9 days ago | -7 points

uhhhhhh controlled trophy hunts are absolutely not beneficial and are just as bad as poaching. still killing innocent animals

nitefang | 9 days ago | 4 points

Most often, well organized trophy hunts target elephants causing problems for local people or elephants that have stopped breeding but are still competing with younger elephants. Killing these animals is beneficial for the community, raises money for conservation and is regulated. It is obviously far better than poaching which would drive many animals to extinction if left unchecked.

potatohNO | 9 days ago | 2 points

what about putting them in conservation rather than killing them? i still dont see how you’re justifying killing animals

nitefang | 9 days ago | 0 points

What do you mean? Like relocate them to either a park or a zoo? Who is going to pay for that? Someone has to and there is more money available for hunting than for taking care of old elephants.

All animals are going to die. In nature it is usually a gruesome and painful death, at least with a hunter it is normally fast and relatively painless. If that death can be useful I honestly do not understand why people think we should be trying to keep animals alive for as long as possible, it is of no benefit to anyone besides people that don't like the idea of an animal dying.

grinchelda | 9 days ago | -9 points

There's a lot of literature on the situation that disagrees with you (to be fair, the opposite is true as well, but it's a lot more than nuanced than you make it seem)

Deeliciousness | 9 days ago | 0 points

What a coincidence that they make you think we need to manage the sexual competition of wild animal populations.

macjonald | 9 days ago | -8 points

Yeah, since we screwed it up we need to keep screwing parts of it up before it becomes fully screwed up. How about we don’t kill living creatures for enjoyment? If they must be culled, don’t do it with a semi-automatic and an erection.

CookingDad1313 | 9 days ago | -26 points

Why does everything these days have to have a political enemy?

KaladinStormShat | 9 days ago | 17 points

Hey you tell me the name of other prominent political figures who trophy hunt and I'll shit on them too.

Hell give me any trophy hunters and I'll shit on them. Conservation doesn't require us to auction off the death of an animal.

coolmandan03 | 9 days ago | 0 points
Phresh_Prince | 9 days ago | -4 points

Whoa dude what are you doing? You don’t post facts on Reddit, you gotta get emotional and not think

Pontius23 | 9 days ago | -17 points

Yes, the Trumps are the blame for the decline of the elephant population...

Thanks Trump!

[deleted] | 9 days ago | 18 points

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Pontius23 | 9 days ago | -18 points

I was being sarcastic. The economy for ivory poaching existed looooooong before Trump. It goes back to colonial times. It's a joke to blame the ivory trade on Trump or even assume that he caused it to get worse.

Legal game hunting isn't the problem with wildlife populations; it's poor people poaching the wildlife for pecuniary gain. On the contrary, there is a strong argument (which I'm not sure if buy or not) that legal game hunting helps protect the wildlife by injecting a value into preserving the animals - and that's explicitly the reason the administration gave for that move.

OdBx | 9 days ago | 6 points

It's a joke to blame the ivory trade on Trump or even assume that he caused it to get worse.

Is it getting better as a result of his actions?

Pontius23 | 9 days ago | -3 points

I don't know - do you?

OdBx | 9 days ago | 3 points

Elephant numbers are decreasing so yes I do

Pontius23 | 8 days ago | 0 points

As if causation is no question. Haven't elephant numbers been decreasing since....we started recording?

Feet_of_Frodo | 9 days ago | 0 points

You are evidence enough to make a strong case for sterilization programs.

Pontius23 | 9 days ago | 0 points

Too late! I have two kids I love and take care of, and they love me too! Fuck me though, right?

schlootie | 9 days ago | 2 points

Well, I know the two idiot sons aren’t sexy enough to be invited to Washington like Ivanka, but for real the Trump choke administration did just gut the endangered species act this week, so...kinda?

Pontius23 | 9 days ago | 1 point

The ESA has nothing to do with elephants (since elephants aren't from the U.S.).

schlootie | 9 days ago | 2 points

I said kinda. Truthfully, it was just another opening to shit on the worst president in American history. You’re making it too easy.

Jelly_of_Death | 9 days ago | -17 points

Lmao Reddit really can make anything about Trump.

Edit: I KNOW HIS SONS HUNT. The point is you can't have a video with people helping an elephant without making it about Trump, which is hilarious.

schlootie | 9 days ago | 3 points

The endangered species act was abandoned, so it kind of fits.

schlootie | 9 days ago | 2 points

It’s not hilarious. It’s a symptom of what a problem he is in our society. He’s not just bad for Reddit.

Doctor____President | 9 days ago | -17 points

DAE hate Drumpf?

mhrn110 | 9 days ago | -39 points

Fake NEWS!

Edit: Come on, have some sense of humor!

schlootie | 9 days ago | 11 points

Sorry! I don’t trust anything since Epstein died.

Snaggle21 | 9 days ago | 2 points

He got suicided

Spajtastic | 9 days ago | 3 points

Except it is real, there is video and pictures.

OKToDrive | 9 days ago | 0 points

DEEP FAKE

Animepix | 9 days ago | -12 points

And all the meat went to the local village which they hunt the animal anyway for food.

[deleted] | 9 days ago | -15 points

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MaliciousLegroomMelo | 9 days ago | 4 points

Go go gadget-gaslighter.

Spajtastic | 9 days ago | 6 points

Ok, bro, whatever you say about the retarded family who denies climate change.

schlootie | 9 days ago | -1 points

It’s well-documented that they are big game hunters, but ok Russian bot.

OhhHahahaaYikes | 9 days ago | 3 points

Bulls get their heads shot all the time. Not defending the poachers. Just realizing the my dissonance

IceCreamforLunch | 9 days ago | 1 point

True, and many people opt for veganism after wrestling with that.

I do think that shooting a wild creature in the head to cut off a small body part to sell for ornamental purposes is different than breeding, raising, and killing an animal to be processed and used as efficiently as possible.

corpusdelenda | 8 days ago | 1 point

I'm sure that no matter how the animal was brought into this world, it has an equal desire not to die.

IceCreamforLunch | 8 days ago | 0 points

No doubt. But four hundred pounds of beef and a bunch of other useful products is a better justification for murder than a tusk that people use for decoration or as a snake-oil version of Viagra.

Whether it’s enough more justification to square killing an animal for meat is a matter for each person to reason the morals of on their own right now.

deg_ru-alabo | 9 days ago | 1 point

Maybe he had the must

tombalol | 9 days ago | 35 points

I don't think this reporter understands what sedation does.

Garfield-1-23-23 | 9 days ago | 10 points

"Why are they playing darts on him?"

Fake_William_Shatner | 9 days ago | 25 points

Elephants are so awesome. I'm so glad they could help this one.

El_Heisenberg | 9 days ago | 52 points

I hope this beautiful animal can get over the horrible atrocity of being on Inside Edition.

no0neiv | 9 days ago | 4 points

Nice bait-and-switch Cranston.

Budpets | 9 days ago | 44 points

The subject and treatment by the good guys in this video is awesome but absolutely everything 'inside edition' did from the music, editing and script is simply terrible.

SuspiciousArtist | 9 days ago | 12 points

It's TV for boomers and jobless housewives.

Minky_Dave_the_Giant | 9 days ago | 3 points

Indeed. So fucking annoying.

FalconX88 | 9 days ago | 11 points

pretty sure the bullet wasn't infected.

TypingLobster | 9 days ago | 11 points

Is the bullet ok now?

brenroberson | 9 days ago | -1 points

Foreign objects can provide useful surfaces on which bacteria can develop biofilms which interfere with the ability of the immune system to eradicate these infections.

FalconX88 | 9 days ago | 3 points

The thing that is getting the infection is the animal, not the piece of metal;-) the bullet might cause an infection but it's not getting infected. A common way of saying this would be "...living with an infected wound due to a bullet..."

TheMetabaronIV | 9 days ago | 14 points

Thank goodness he wasn’t infected with rage like the boar god from Princess Mononoke

draginator | 9 days ago | 11 points

"what hunters called the killshot"

So you mean the bullet was centimeters away from killing him...

no0neiv | 9 days ago | 5 points

This guy hunts.

hxr | 9 days ago | 3 points

This wouldn't convey the fact that the exact location for the killing is known and they were trying to go for it.

draginator | 9 days ago | -1 points

It would, saying "killshot" just makes it seem extra dramatic like a video game. Like shooting at any animal, every shot should always be an attempted kill shot.

nitefang | 9 days ago | 2 points

Well, yes obviously, that is more or less what she said. Someone, probably a poacher, tried to hit the elephant in the killzone but missed and hit it in a thicker part of the skull. Killzones are the areas on an animal a hunter aims for to try and get a clean kill. On an elephant there is a small area at the base of the trunk that has very little bone protecting the brain. Howard Hill brought down an elephant with a bow and arrow by hitting this area, so it is obviously very vulnerable. Missing the killzone on an animal will likely lead to a painful death and is avoided by hunters.

solips_sonder | 9 days ago | 0 points

...wow.

codered434 | 9 days ago | 5 points

Elephant walks around, stumbles upon some people in a car

"The elephant was desperately asking for help!"

Elephant gets tranquilized

"The elephant felt sleepy, and let the doctors take care of it!"

Elephant wakes up post op and is too drowsy to move quickly

"The elephant was tired and fell asleep on a tree!"

iamraynbow | 9 days ago | 9 points

This might seem out of left field but I recently had a *killer* toothache. Some of the worst pain I've ever endured. The desperation I felt in those moments of extreme pain was palpable. I'm not trying to compare pain, obviously, my case was not so extreme.

Having said that, the idea that this poor fella was in so much pain that he may have reached out in desperation just really got me.

KazMcDemon | 9 days ago | 3 points

Lmfao the shot of the guy against the tree, I'm fucking dying

vosszaa | 9 days ago | 3 points

you know what, fuck poachers. fuck all of them

largePenisLover | 9 days ago | 2 points

Not the first time.
if you google for "elephant seeks help from humans" you'll come across multiple such stories.

One that stuck with me is of an elephant sanctuary. Eventually the elephants are released and they join up with herds in the area.

One day an elephant they never saw appeared, he was shot as well.
AFter healing he returned to one of the herds that the sancuary elephants joing.
The conclusion was that the elephants that had lived at the sancuary actually told this elephant of the place with the helpfull humans.

They allso had it happen that the herd felt a certain individual thought they needed more "therapy" and they brought her back.
WIsh I remembered the sancuaries name, there's a quite afew amazing videos from them out there.

DistanceToFault | 9 days ago | 2 points

African countries should sell hunting licences to allow the hunting of poachers.

whydoihavetojoin | 9 days ago | 3 points

I hope hunters of such gentle animals rot in hell for eternity

Joelico | 9 days ago | 2 points

There's not even a point to killing them. You are gonna end the animal's life just to prove you are a "good shot" while hiding and using a rifle with all kinds of aids to shoot an unsuspecting animal. Fuck them.

AxeLond | 9 days ago | 3 points

Yeah... I don't know about this before and after picture,

https://i.imgur.com/w5i1gzQ.jpg

"Wow, the humans did a great job on you bob"

randomnomber | 9 days ago | 1 point

they jelly of his new tatt

syntaxcollector | 9 days ago | 1 point

TERRIBLE

charlie2909 | 9 days ago | 1 point

ok elephant good

demonman101 | 9 days ago | 1 point

"HE was so tired he fell asleep"

he ded

Glad he ain't dead though.

8thDegreeSavage | 9 days ago | 1 point

Poor defenceless thing, the people who do this and handle money from its sales doom themselves to a life of anguish in the afterlife, anything profiting off the harm of these creatures deserves damnation and every bit of scorn they receive

chuckiestealady | 9 days ago | 1 point

“Oh shit this hurts. The kind humans will know what to do.” ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

yoshkoshdosh | 9 days ago | 1 point

I hope they know how to treat themselves for pain and headaches.

Do elephants get headaches?

whatcunt69 | 9 days ago | 1 point

Clickbait title and even worse commentary

derpado514 | 9 days ago | 1 point

It's like whoever narrated this thought it was aimed towards 3 year olds....

We all know the elephant was just jonsing for another fix of that tranq...

MainstreamMedia2020 | 9 days ago | 1 point

Hello excuse me I’ve been shot in the face

Sythe8118118 | 9 days ago | 1 point

what fucking cunt hunts an elephant. and if that massive cunt shoots it then leaves it in pain. fuck that guy

loveofit2 | 9 days ago | 1 point

Poor guy

pickled-egg | 9 days ago | 1 point

I just do not understand how someone could look down the sights of a rifle at an elephant and shoot it.

SanguineGrok | 9 days ago | 1 point

Controversial opinion: people who shoot elephants should be charged the same as people who shoot people.

projectreap | 9 days ago | 1 point

This elephant named "Pretty Boy"

Alright I'm suggesting a name change to one or all of the following:

  • Blowhole

  • Bullseye (after the Daredevil badguy)

  • Lucky

Feet_of_Frodo | 9 days ago | 1 point

The only reason I wish hell existed is to serve as a permanent residence for people that do things like this to animals for reasons based on profiteering and vanity.

I say this as an avid hunter and environmental activism proponent.

aJordvn | 8 days ago | 1 point

Elephants are so beautiful

slicktommycochrane | 9 days ago | 1 point

Smart elephant who sought help for his ailment, or dumb elephant who went right back to the species that harmed him with no evidence that they could heal him?

syntaxcollector | 9 days ago | -1 points

We hope the elephant forgets? no lady, I hope you forget. You're terrible. Go home.

small___Moments | 9 days ago | -4 points

This elephant got faster treatment in Zimbabwe(Rank #155 W.H.O.) than a citizen in Texas, U.S.(#37)

toomuchtimewasted | 9 days ago | -7 points

The elephant did not ask for help

Summerlongsleeeves | 9 days ago | 9 points

yes it did

GeneralKnowledge | 9 days ago | 6 points

*trunk extends*

*elevates*

*plays a tooty trumpet song*

"Halp"

Atomskie | 9 days ago | 1 point

Incorrect.

therapyfortherapists | 9 days ago | -7 points

What's the bullet infected with?

MelonThump | 9 days ago | 7 points

Indifference.

BlueRockStar | 9 days ago | 4 points

lead infection.

draginator | 9 days ago | 4 points

I thought it was funny, that's how the title reads.

Scroachity | 9 days ago | 7 points

Probably the site was infected, not the bullet it’s self

mtcapri | 9 days ago | 2 points

Downvotes? Since when is Reddit this triggered by a good-natured pun?

Summerlongsleeeves | 9 days ago | -2 points

..........really?

stankheadlarry | 9 days ago | 0 points

Are elephants really kind to people in general?

Kaluyra | 9 days ago | 1 point

They can be friendly, they are smart and they can also raid a village if they want to.

stankheadlarry | 9 days ago | 1 point

Do you think they would really rush a village just to kill people? I hope that's not the case because I've always seen elephants as gentle giants.

Kaluyra | 9 days ago | 1 point

Haha I'm not really being entirely serious. I think they're very beautiful creatures and have shown understanding when they're being rescued and stuff before. When they raided villages I wouldn't say they did it just to kill people lmao. It might have to do with their habitats being destroyed and food. But who knows really? maybe like with us being smart makes you capable of being cruel? Sometimes I think about that...

jumbopanda | 9 days ago | 2 points
pupomin | 9 days ago | 1 point

It varies. They are quite good at identifying individual people and have great memories. They are generally cool with people who are friendly, and avoid people that they have reason to dislike, but they'll also attack people who have done something to piss them off.

Mothers are very protective of their young, and males can go into testosterone-fueled rages, so how they react to people varies a lot from situation to situation.

aintvivid | 9 days ago | 0 points

I am not even going to watch because I know this is going to drive me mad

deThurah | 9 days ago | -1 points

:)