Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Heroin Addicted Elephants Sent To Drug Treatment

"Four elephants who were addicted to HEROIN are now "clean" thanks to a drug-treatment programme, conservationists say.

The group have had to go cold turkey at an elephant breeding centre in south west China but are now ready to rejoin elephant society.

Campaigners say cruel drug dealers use turned the elephants into junkies by feeding them bananas laced with heroin.

The tactic makes the wild animals much easier to control as they are desperate for the next fix.

Chinese Triads then use the elephants to smuggle drugs in huge quantities across the China-Myanmar border.

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