Elephant Tries To Forget Drug Filled Past
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Just say no. I learned that from Nancy Reagan at a young age, and I’m happy I did. Others weren’t as disciplined as me when offered to ‘take a trip but never leave the farm.” The consequences of which can be seen across the globe.
Take for instance the journey back to life for this elephant after years of downing heroin laced bananas.
A former drug-addicted elephant has been pronounced clean after a emerging from a three-year detox programme.
The four-year-old bull elephant, called either ‘Big Brother’ or ‘Xiguang’, was captured in 2005 in southwest China by traders who used bananas spiked with heroin to control him.
Big Bro started using drugs at one! Let that be a lesson to you, it’s never too early to have that anti-drug conversation with your pups.
After police arrested the traders and freed Xiguang a few months later, the elephant was confirmed to be suffering from withdrawal symptoms and sent to a wild animal protection centre in Hainan for rehab, Xinhua news agency said on Thursday.
A year of methadone injections at five times the human dosage had helped wean Xiguang off his addiction.
At least he didn’t stoop to shooting heroin under his hoofnails to hide his habit.