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Thai elephant killed, mutilated 'for restaurants'

Thai Customs Department officials inspect seized elephant tusks ahead of a news briefing in Bangkok. A Thai elephant was discovered in Kaeng Krachan National Park without its tusks, tail or penis, parks that were believed to be headed to restaurants.  Re
Thai Customs Department officials inspect seized elephant tusks ahead of a news briefing in Bangkok. A Thai elephant was discovered in Kaeng Krachan National Park without its tusks, tail or penis, parks that were believed to be headed to restaurants. Re


2012-01-05 - Bangkok, Thailand
Thai wildlife officials on Thursday said body parts from a dead wild elephant found without its tusks, tail and penis were likely destined for restaurants in tourist areas. The creature, which was discovered in Kaeng Krachan National Park near the Myanmar border in central Thailand on Monday, is believed to have died at the hands of a local gang of poachers.



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