Elephants strike back?

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Feb 23rd, 2006, 06:19 AM
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Elephants strike back?

Hello,

Read an interesting article in the 18 Feb 2006 issue of the New Scientist magazine, which indicates that there is evidence that human actions are resulting in severe stress on elephants akin to PTSD, which has lead to increased elephant aggression towards humans.

Unfortunately, the full article is only available to NS subscribers, so I can't link to it from here.

Has anyone heard about this?

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Julian
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 06:37 AM
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Julian

Read something similar somewhere last week while surfing.
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 06:47 AM
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National Geographic Channel did a documentary on this several months ago entitled
"Elephant Rage".

Quite an interesting documentary to say the least. Here is a link to a description of it.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...elephants.html

As I've said, these animals are a whole lot smarter than we give them credit for.
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Feb 23rd, 2006, 06:48 AM
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Hi Matt,

For a moment there, I had this vision of you reading whilst hanging ten...

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Feb 23rd, 2006, 09:33 AM
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Hi Divewop,

Thanks for the link -- it's a very informative but fundamentally sad article on what human encroachment is doing to elephant society.

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Feb 23rd, 2006, 11:08 AM
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Savanna Elephant Vocalization Project (Joyce Poole) website http://www.elephantvoices.org/index.php

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Feb 23rd, 2006, 12:30 PM
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hi, i havent looked at the link yet-but also, elephants deserve a whole lot better than what man gives them.
they,ve been getting P-OFF for yrs. really nothing new. many animals are getting P-OFF.what do people expect of them.
they call the elephants: rouge or menace. i guess man refuses to look in the mirror.it would be kinda cool to have the wildlife fight back-no holds barred-anything goes.
it wouldnt hurt to have a little help from some virus- to bring man to his knees and say"sorry".
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