Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Now the Elephant Cuisine…

A new taste for eating elephant meat – everything from trunks to sex organs – has emerged in Thailand and could pose a new threat to the survival of the species. This was discovered after two elephants were found slaughtered last recently in a national park in Thailand. The poachers took away the elephants’ sex organs and trunks for human consumption. Experts said that some meat was to be consumed cooking, like ‘elephant sashimi’.

It has been observed that poachers typically just remove trunks, which are commonly found on Asian male elephants and fetch thousands of dollars on the black market. A market for elephant meat, however, could lead to the killing of the wider elephant population. If elephants are hunted like this, they will become extinct soon.

Consuming elephant meat is not common in Thailand, but some Asian cultures believe consuming animals’ reproductive organs can boost sexual prowess. The question is how much sexual prowess people want, and that too at the cost of lives of millions of innocent animals. If they have any weakness in terms of sexual life, they should see a doctor who would treat them for their impotency! Why kill majestic animals? This is outrageous that human beings can become murderers just because of their whims, misconceptions and false beliefs. What a shame!