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 Crushing by elephant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Crushing by elephant was for thousands of years a common method of execution for those condemned to death in south and southeast Asia, and particularly in India.
Elephants were even sometimes used in a kind of trial by ordeal in which the condemned prisoner was released if he managed to fend off the elephant.
Crushing by elephant had been abolished by the British after they overthrew the Kandyan kingdom in 1815 but the king's execution elephant was still alive and, evidently, well remembered his former duties.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crushing_by_elephant   (2959 words)

 Discover the Wisdom of Mankind on Elephant   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Elephants are able to pull up to 11.5 liters (3 gallons) of water into the trunk to be sprayed into the mouth for drinking or onto the back for bathing.
Elephant tusks are the major source of ivory, but because of the increased rarity of elephants, hunting and ivory trade is now restricted, and in some countries illegal.
Fictionally portrayed elephants are often humorously depicted as dreadfully afraid of mice, due to the obvious and ironic difference in size between the two animals.
www.blinkbits.com /blinks/elephant   (3720 words)

The burial grounds of this elephant are found in the lands of the Ostyaks, the Tungus, the Samoyeds, and the Burates, along the banks of the Ob River, the Yenisey, and the Yena, between 58„a N and the Arctic Ocean.
Elephant was very much surprised to see his little friend Tortoise riding in such state, and suspected a trap; but Tortoise said that the old King was dead and the people all wished Elephant to rule over them, because he was the greatest of all animals.
When the elephant came near the bush cow, they both charged one another, and a tremendous fight commenced, in which a lot of damage was done to the surrounding farms, and many of the people were frightened to go to the market, and returned to their houses.
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 Hawthorn, Rescue, Lota, Misty, Delhi, Elephants, Elephant, Asian, African, Elephant Sanctuary Tennessee, TN, Elephant ...
A wild young male elephant was targeted and chased by a group of men employed and directed by Parbati Baruah and her husband, SS Bisht who, for over the last 10 years, receive funds by the Indian government to manage Elephant herds throughout the country under the name Project Elephant.
Co-founder of The Elephant Sanctuary in Hohenwald, Tennessee
The elephants did not hit it off, and Annabelle eventually died from foot problems (probably because of the substrate that she was kept on as this is the biggest killer of captive elephants in zoos) Now Maggie is alone.
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 Crushing by elephant - Simple English Wikipedia
Death under the foot of an elephant was common for people who left the army or prisoners as well as for military criminals.
The elephant would step upon the head of the condemned, the one commanded to die.
Elephant handlers staked them before the great elephant and tried to convince it to step on them.
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Death by crushing or pressing is a method of execution which has a long, bloody history, during which the techniques used varied greatly from place to place.
of death by crushing was through the use of elephants throughout South and South-East Asia for over 4,000 years of recorded history, and perhaps before that.
According to legend, his last words as he was being crushed were "More weight," and he died as the weight was applied.
www.oobdoo.com /wikipedia/?title=Pressing   (469 words)

 Activists Denounce Thailand's Elephant "Crushing" Ritual   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Summary In a centuries-old ritual in northern Thailand known as the "training crush," young elephants are subjected to beatings, sleep deprivation, hunger, and thirst to break their spirit and make them submissive to their owners.
Lair has studied domesticated elephants for more than 20 years and is author of the UN report Gone Astray: The Care and Management of the Asian Elephant in Domesticity.
She is the granddaughter of a shaman, a traditional healer, who received an elephant named Golden One as payment for saving a man's life.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2002/10/1016_021016_phajaan.html   (689 words)

 BrothersJudd Blog: ELEPHANT CRUSH:
Just before dawn in the remote highlands of northern Thailand, west of the village Mae Jaem, a four-year-old elephant bellows as seven village men stab nails into her ears and feet.
The cage is called a "training crush." It's the centerpiece of a centuries-old ritual in northern Thailand designed to domesticate young elephants.
Elephant management techniques in the United States used corporal punishment and negative reinforcement to train elephants until about 30 years ago, when a new method began to emerge.
www.brothersjudd.com /blog/archives/2002/10/elephant_crush_1.html   (338 words)

 defective yeti: Research Day: How Much Does An Adult, Male, African Elephant Weight?
If you hollowed out a male, African elephant, I can't imagine you could fit seventy 200-pound human beings inside the skin, even if you ground those people into slurry and poured 'em in through a funnel (free Science Fair project idea right there, if any kid are reading this).
Back when Mad Cow and Foot-and-Mouth Disease were in the news at the same time, someone was discussing the problem of disposing of herds of cattle to control the infestation (or infection, or whatever) and I was told that one could reasonably use 1000 pounds as the average cow weight, 2/ton.
For the science fair pouring of the human slurry into the hollowed-out elephant, I have considered various methods and I think it seems most appropriate to elevate the trunk of the hollow elephant, and pour it in through an industrial-sized funnel.
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