full story and comments:
Man-Eating Elephant In India (VIDEO)
The Huffington Post
After a rogue elephant killed 17 people in India, locals knew it had to
be stopped. Once the animal was killed, DNA tests on the contents of its
stomach revealed something even more terrifying: the elephant had consumed
According to zoologist Dave Salmoni, humans are to blame
for the herbivore's shocking behavior. In this clip from his new TV show, he
claims this particular man-eating elephant lashed out in an act of revenge
after her calf was killed.
Elephants have recently witnessed their homes
destroyed to make room for crop fields. Raids have forced elephant herds to
split up, and the animals can grow exhausted and increasingly stressed and
in turn, aggressive.
Elephants aren't the only ones reacting
aggressively to human imposition. ABC News reports that in one part of
India, tigers killed 14 people from just one village last year. The Bengal
species is being threatened by rising sea levels and hunters encroaching on
But when it comes to the elephants, Salmoni is clear
on who's to blame, stating that the animals "are man-made monsters. It's us,
not the elephants, who will decide what happens next."
Deadliest Towns: Killer Elephants" debuts February 21st on Animal Planet.