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Date: 07/27/10 08:00 AM

35 Responses to Elephant Charges, Injures Trainer

  1. Profile photo of madest
    madest Male 40-49
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    July 26, 2010 at 8:27 am
    Link: Elephant Charges, Injures Trainer - Elephant payback for life in captivity?
  2. Profile photo of raiin
    raiin Female 18-29
    293 posts
    July 27, 2010 at 8:09 am
    mess with the elephant, you get the horns!!
  3. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 8:19 am
    Well, that happens when you mess with a stressed animal
  4. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 27, 2010 at 8:23 am
    why was teh video trunkated?

    get it?
  5. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    July 27, 2010 at 8:36 am
    That elephant said " You know what? Screw you! "
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    moscoworbust Male 18-29
    159 posts
    July 27, 2010 at 8:40 am
    i love how he`s trying to run away and his legs keep failing, and he thinks he`s gonna die and then they fail and then...
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    Oystah Female 40-49
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    July 27, 2010 at 8:53 am
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    Zvorygin Male 13-17
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    July 27, 2010 at 9:24 am
    There was a video a while back on how to deal with a charging elephant. Its to puff out your chest and yell and scream and make alot of noise and to look as big as possible!
  9. Profile photo of -LuckyDucky-
    -LuckyDucky- Male 18-29
    141 posts
    July 27, 2010 at 9:32 am
    "Animals don`t live in cages, foo!" - Mr. T
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    Seastone Female 18-29
    613 posts
    July 27, 2010 at 9:51 am
    So according to the video description, that was a zoo elephant in Ohio. I would think the trainer might deserve it if the poor thing was a trained circus elephant, but zoos don`t harm their animals, at least not in the US. I`m guessing that that building is a temporary barn where they keep the elephants when they sleep, eat, and are bathed. My zoo has something similar, but the animals aren`t in it for very long before being let out again. I think the trainer was an idiot for going back in without assistance standing ready to help him, but unless there was some abuse we didn`t see, I don`t think he deserved it. Zoos have standards of care that are meant to make the animals comfortable.
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    twigglepuff Female 13-17
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    July 27, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Maybe it wasn`t a circus where they deliberately cause pain to "train" the animal to perform, but circuses aren`t all fun and games for the animals involved. They are still kept in cages or enclosures smaller than they would like in the wild, and aren`t given enough enrichment to keep themselves entertained. Common zoo animal behavior is pacing back and forth, sleeping, staring, turning in circles, and that is all because they are bored. People stare at them all day, yelling. It isn`t exactly what I would consider fun. I never liked zoos. In my opinion if you want to see animals, so visit a sanctuary for abused animals, or a wildlife reserve.
    Anyway. Good for the elephant. That guy deserved it, he wasn`t leaving it alone when it clearly expressed a wish to stand and stare wistfully at free life outside he`s not allowed to have yet.
  12. Profile photo of Boadicea
    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 10:25 am
    Too bad he didn`t die.
  13. Profile photo of mufti_guy
    mufti_guy Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 10:43 am
    Go elephant!!!
  14. Profile photo of kribbe
    kribbe Male 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 11:00 am
    poor elephant he just wants to be outside and play with others
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    July 27, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    wow, only once? at least the elephant had compassion!
  16. Profile photo of Hiromi
    Hiromi Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 1:47 pm
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    July 27, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    I like how he teleported at the end.

    If he has those powers, why didn`t he just teleport out of the way?
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    IamBored29 Male 18-29
    648 posts
    July 27, 2010 at 3:52 pm
    Idk, looks like the elephant as pretty damn gentle considering it could`ve stomped on that guy till he was dead. He just knocked him to the ground and stood over him like,

  19. Profile photo of MadP
    MadP Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 5:10 pm
    IamBored29 = Best comment all day
  20. Profile photo of SilverThread
    SilverThread Male 30-39
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    July 27, 2010 at 6:18 pm
    Considering what "Tillamook" the Orca did, I`d say this dude`s lucky and we`d be wise to quit keeping animals like this in goddamn cages for our amusement.
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    Namikaze Male 18-29
    222 posts
    July 27, 2010 at 7:01 pm
    What happened between 0:45 and 0:46? It looks like the elephant teleported. But when I look closely alot of things change in 1 second?
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    entwife Female 18-29
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    July 27, 2010 at 10:28 pm
    Alot of trainers and zookeepers have terrible methods and practices when handling elephants (beating, cattle prods, skin hooks, etc...), but I wouldn`t be too quick to say that life in captivity is the main culprit. Elephants regularly do this sort of thing out in the wild too. They are huge animals, so when they have an aggressive moment or "tantrum", they can really do some damage. It`s all about respecting the power and personality of the animal, and realizing that, no matter how tame any animal may seem, they will always be a little bit wild.
  23. Profile photo of Smurficle
    Smurficle Female 18-29
    71 posts
    July 27, 2010 at 11:25 pm
    He just wants to play... with his tusk through your stomach...
  24. Profile photo of aseirinn
    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 2:10 am
    elephant charges keeper with cruelty, after making repeated charges all charges were dropped...
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    aseirinn Male 70 & Over
    877 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 2:40 am
    this was a baby elephant...a fact ommited by the op...otherwise he`d be dead
  26. Profile photo of caiophox
    caiophox Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2010 at 2:59 am
    OMG I laughed hard
  27. Profile photo of PunkAsF82
    PunkAsF82 Female 18-29
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    July 28, 2010 at 3:26 am
    Well the drattard shouldn`t have been in the enclosure on his own!
  28. Profile photo of champbronc3
    champbronc3 Male 40-49
    118 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 7:06 am
    This is a worse injury Damn
  29. Profile photo of jtjwsnake
    jtjwsnake Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2010 at 7:26 am
  30. Profile photo of SunnyNphilly
    SunnyNphilly Male 18-29
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    July 28, 2010 at 11:59 am
    maybe this guy should learn to read body language
  31. Profile photo of daninicki
    daninicki Female 18-29
    185 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 6:57 pm
    the elephant was obviously aggravated at something outside, or maybe a baby or other relative was out there. The animal was already nervous the first time it pushed him out. He should have took the hint. When he came back, it felt threatened. Like SunnyNphilly said, animals have body language. If you are going to work with them, you better learn it.
  32. Profile photo of adlinbaby
    adlinbaby Female 18-29
    404 posts
    July 28, 2010 at 11:06 pm
    poor elephant <3
  33. Profile photo of iiiihatejmac
    iiiihatejmac Female 18-29
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    July 29, 2010 at 4:59 am
    he just wants to cuddle!
  34. Profile photo of optix_reverb
    optix_reverb Male 18-29
    263 posts
    July 29, 2010 at 6:35 am
    There`s a reason why they`re called wild animals.
  35. Profile photo of jasonfly
    jasonfly Male 13-17
    12 posts
    July 30, 2010 at 1:15 am
    Alright...this happened in the Toledo zoo (near where I live) so I can explain what happened. Mr. Redfox (the trainer in video) had worked with this seven year old elephant for its entire life. After the attack, Redfox said that he had never seen the elephant act like it did and that the attack was completely unprovoked. He probably should have observed the warning signs, but when he finally did catch on, it was too late.

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