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(RTE Ireland)   The "drunk driving" of elephants is frequent enough for Sri Lanka to make it illegal   (rte.ie) divider line
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2021-08-22 12:15:18 PM  
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2021-08-22 12:17:52 PM  
I caught my friend riding an elephant when he was drunk one time.
I miss those college days.
 
2021-08-22 12:18:55 PM  
Those cars must be huge.
 
2021-08-22 12:19:18 PM  
Dumbo Pink Elephants on Parade HD
Youtube jcZUPDMXzJ8


/yes I know I was beaten to the punch
//but he only posted a gif, while I posted the whole video
///five
 
2021-08-22 12:19:59 PM  
I haven't read the article, but the problem makes sense to me. I can't imagine driving an elephant sober.
 
2021-08-22 12:20:34 PM  
How much does it take to get an elephant drunk?
 
2021-08-22 12:23:29 PM  
Is it wrong that I want that on my record?
 
2021-08-22 12:23:45 PM  
What is it with third world countries and abusing animals or the environment?
 
2021-08-22 12:26:47 PM  
That is so irresponsible. Why were they getting the elephants drunk?
 
2021-08-22 12:28:05 PM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: How much does it take to get an elephant drunk?


I'm pretty sure that we've had several drunk elephant stories but you ask a good question because I think it depends on how their bodies process alcohol. We need a zoo vet maybe.
 
2021-08-22 12:29:25 PM  
Wouldn't a sentient creature self-correct despite their drunk rider..?
 
2021-08-22 12:29:58 PM  
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2021-08-22 12:30:45 PM  

Olthoi: What is it with third world countries and abusing animals or the environment?


Careful there with hucking stones from such a prominently glass house.  You might come off sounding ignorant.
 
2021-08-22 12:31:59 PM  

Olthoi: What is it with third world countries and abusing animals or the environment?


Sadly, that statement probably doesn't need to be qualified with "Third World"....

//see also: barnum and bailey, seaworld, ...
 
2021-08-22 12:33:28 PM  

Olthoi: What is it with third world countries and abusing animals or the environment?


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2021-08-22 12:33:54 PM  

Armchair_Invective: That is so irresponsible. Why were they getting the elephants drunk?


Are you going to try to stop an elephant who wants to drink?
 
2021-08-22 12:37:20 PM  

Olthoi: What is it with third world countries and abusing animals or the environment?


LOLWhat?
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2021-08-22 12:38:05 PM  
An elephant who doesn't drink is a rino. Maga
 
2021-08-22 12:40:59 PM  

morg: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: How much does it take to get an elephant drunk?

I'm pretty sure that we've had several drunk elephant stories but you ask a good question because I think it depends on how their bodies process alcohol. We need a zoo vet maybe.


Poorly, because fruit makes up only a small part of their diet and they don't have the ADH7 gene humans and fruit bats and other fruit-eating critters have that lets us metabolize ethanol quickly.

The old hunting books going back to the second half of the 19th century contain too many references by serious observers of elephants getting drunk from eating over-ripe fruit, particularly marula, for it to be all myth.
 
2021-08-22 12:42:57 PM  
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2021-08-22 12:43:29 PM  

RolfBlitzer: [Fark user image image 350x350]


This stuff is a much better sipper than bailey's.
 
2021-08-22 12:45:30 PM  

Somaticasual: Wouldn't a sentient creature self-correct despite their drunk rider..?


Yeah, if you discount the lifetime of discipline, pain and negative conditioning they've had.

There is a point where primal self preservation will take hold, and they will do whatever they want, but otherwise it's the guy driving responsible.
 
2021-08-22 12:46:48 PM  
I certainly hope they will pass a law that applies this to humans as well. A four-hour workday and a 2 1/2 hour bath seems all right to me.
 
TWX
2021-08-22 12:47:14 PM  

Jeff5: morg: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: How much does it take to get an elephant drunk?

I'm pretty sure that we've had several drunk elephant stories but you ask a good question because I think it depends on how their bodies process alcohol. We need a zoo vet maybe.

Poorly, because fruit makes up only a small part of their diet and they don't have the ADH7 gene humans and fruit bats and other fruit-eating critters have that lets us metabolize ethanol quickly.

The old hunting books going back to the second half of the 19th century contain too many references by serious observers of elephants getting drunk from eating over-ripe fruit, particularly marula, for it to be all myth.


Some documentary on PBS actually showed elephants and other animals becoming intoxicated as they ate the last of the late-season fruit that had fallen and started decaying.  It was weird to see an elephant dragging itself by its front legs when its back legs were splayed sideways.
 
2021-08-22 12:49:34 PM  

Olthoi: What is it with third world countries and abusing animals or the environment?


WE KNOW THE USA IS A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY. STOP RUBBING IT IN.
 
2021-08-22 12:50:58 PM  
How do they know the elephants aren't just assholes that like to crash into shiat?
 
TWX
2021-08-22 12:53:31 PM  

jimjays: I haven't read the article, but the problem makes sense to me. I can't imagine driving an elephant sober.


The majority of the law changes that the Sri Lankan government have passed appear to be designed to curtail the abuse of elephants, with this rule on drunken riding being a very, very small part.  Among the laws are mandates to register animal DNA for what basically amounts to licensing, testing of animal DNA to confirm lineages and that people aren't capturing wild animal into domestication, limits on the working hours of elephants used for labor tasks, limits on the number of passengers (ie tourists) that a given elephant may carry at a time, and prohibitions on many kinds of treatment and usage of juvenile elephants.

Regarding the juveniles the laws prohibit exhibiting them and prohibit separating them from their mothers.  It sounds like this a backhanded way of stopping the capture of wild baby or juvenile elephants, since any young elephant exhibited or found without its mother is subject to being confiscated by the government.
 
2021-08-22 12:55:21 PM  
But I've never seen an elephant fly.
 
2021-08-22 12:57:03 PM  

Jeff5: The old hunting books going back to the second half of the 19th century contain too many references by serious observers of elephants getting drunk from eating over-ripe fruit, particularly marula, for it to be all myth.


Ozzy Man Reviews: Drunk Animals
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TWX
2021-08-22 12:59:57 PM  

Nick Nostril: How do they know the elephants aren't just assholes that like to crash into shiat?


Because we've all seen Hatari! and know better.

Plus Elsa Martinelli:

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and Michele Girardon:

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2021-08-22 1:03:09 PM  

Nick Nostril: How do they know the elephants aren't just assholes that like to crash into shiat?


If I bothered to learn how to do strikeout I'd correct it for you, but I think you misspelled Teslas
 
2021-08-22 1:04:37 PM  

morg: Is it wrong that I want that on my record?


is the "in vehicle breathalyzer" where you blow into the elephant's trunk?
 
2021-08-22 1:05:38 PM  

RolfBlitzer: [Fark user image image 350x350]


how doi they fit the entire continent in?
 
TWX
2021-08-22 1:10:55 PM  

Spice Must Flow: But I've never seen an elephant fly.


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/glad it went better than the humvee exercise did
 
2021-08-22 1:12:16 PM  

Jeff5: morg: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: How much does it take to get an elephant drunk?

I'm pretty sure that we've had several drunk elephant stories but you ask a good question because I think it depends on how their bodies process alcohol. We need a zoo vet maybe.

Poorly, because fruit makes up only a small part of their diet and they don't have the ADH7 gene humans and fruit bats and other fruit-eating critters have that lets us metabolize ethanol quickly.

The old hunting books going back to the second half of the 19th century contain too many references by serious observers of elephants getting drunk from eating over-ripe fruit, particularly marula, for it to be all myth.


a somewhat (accidentally and not dangerously) inebriated elephant would be kinda fun to watch

from about 500 ft away
 
TWX
2021-08-22 1:12:39 PM  

the voice of raisin: morg: Is it wrong that I want that on my record?

is the "in vehicle breathalyzer" where you blow into the elephant's trunk?


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2021-08-22 1:13:48 PM  
"The new law will require all owners to ensure that animals under their care have new photo identity cards with a DNA stamp."

But do they have to be vaccinated?
 
2021-08-22 1:21:22 PM  
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2021-08-22 1:22:47 PM  

King of Monkeys: I caught my friend riding an elephant when he was drunk one time.
I miss those college days.


And to think, I was embarrassed that time I got caught on that moped
 
2021-08-22 1:23:54 PM  

thorpe: "The new law will require all owners to ensure that animals under their care have new photo identity cards with a DNA stamp."

But do they have to be vaccinated?


And will there be an emissions check?
 
TWX
2021-08-22 1:23:58 PM  

thorpe: "The new law will require all owners to ensure that animals under their care have new photo identity cards with a DNA stamp."

But do they have to be vaccinated?


No, they want to ensure that the elephant is of a long-domesticated lineage instead of being a captured wild animal.

I doubt that the photo identity card will look like this though:

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2021-08-22 1:28:07 PM  

TWX: Spice Must Flow: But I've never seen an elephant fly.

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/glad it went better than the humvee exercise did


That's not flying, that's falling with style.
 
TWX
2021-08-22 1:33:05 PM  

Spice Must Flow: TWX: Spice Must Flow: But I've never seen an elephant fly.

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/glad it went better than the humvee exercise did

That's not flying, that's falling with style.


No, that's with style.

This is just falling:


Raining Humvees! Military Vehicles Fall To The Ground In Failed US Airdrop
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/language NSFW.
 
2021-08-22 1:33:33 PM  

Jeff5: morg: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: How much does it take to get an elephant drunk?

I'm pretty sure that we've had several drunk elephant stories but you ask a good question because I think it depends on how their bodies process alcohol. We need a zoo vet maybe.

Poorly, because fruit makes up only a small part of their diet and they don't have the ADH7 gene humans and fruit bats and other fruit-eating critters have that lets us metabolize ethanol quickly.

The old hunting books going back to the second half of the 19th century contain too many references by serious observers of elephants getting drunk from eating over-ripe fruit, particularly marula, for it to be all myth.


That and the news stories from modern India and Thailand about them breaking into distilleries and garrisons to steal booze
 
2021-08-22 1:35:41 PM  

g.fro: Armchair_Invective: That is so irresponsible. Why were they getting the elephants drunk?

Are you going to try to stop an elephant who wants to drink?


Good point.
 
2021-08-22 1:41:46 PM  

Olthoi: What is it with third world countries and abusing animals or the environment?


2/10
 
2021-08-22 1:44:25 PM  
Could be worse...
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2021-08-22 1:48:26 PM  

the voice of raisin: Jeff5: morg: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: How much does it take to get an elephant drunk?

I'm pretty sure that we've had several drunk elephant stories but you ask a good question because I think it depends on how their bodies process alcohol. We need a zoo vet maybe.

Poorly, because fruit makes up only a small part of their diet and they don't have the ADH7 gene humans and fruit bats and other fruit-eating critters have that lets us metabolize ethanol quickly.

The old hunting books going back to the second half of the 19th century contain too many references by serious observers of elephants getting drunk from eating over-ripe fruit, particularly marula, for it to be all myth.

a somewhat (accidentally and not dangerously) inebriated elephant would be kinda fun to watch

from about 500 ft away


Almost everything in my library is related to African hunting, and they pretty universally report that the only thing more mindlessly aggressive than a drunk elephant is one with a hangover.

Thing is, an elephant's teeth are perfectly designed for grinding low-nutrition, coarse plant matter like tree leaves and bark, all they do is pulp most fruit so it sits in the gut fermenting for a long time, because it takes a while to extract what little nutrition there is out of tree bark, A very slow digestive system.
 
2021-08-22 1:51:24 PM  
When elephants get drunk, do they see pink humans?
 
2021-08-22 1:52:26 PM  

anuran: Jeff5: morg: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: How much does it take to get an elephant drunk?

I'm pretty sure that we've had several drunk elephant stories but you ask a good question because I think it depends on how their bodies process alcohol. We need a zoo vet maybe.

Poorly, because fruit makes up only a small part of their diet and they don't have the ADH7 gene humans and fruit bats and other fruit-eating critters have that lets us metabolize ethanol quickly.

The old hunting books going back to the second half of the 19th century contain too many references by serious observers of elephants getting drunk from eating over-ripe fruit, particularly marula, for it to be all myth.

That and the news stories from modern India and Thailand about them breaking into distilleries and garrisons to steal booze


A few years back some scientists decided to completely debunk the whole "drunk elephant myth" by comparing the body size of humans and how much it takes to get us drunk to the body size of elephants, which are somewhat larger on average, but they weren't accounting for the fact that elephants don't burn off the alcohol like we do.
 
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