xoxoxoBruce Saturday Jun 27 01:59 AM
June 27, 2009: Pandaphant
That's right, Pandaphants.
The paint job really shows how hairy they are.
via unique daily.
Shawnee123 Saturday Jun 27 07:45 AM
I love it, it's like "we got your pandas, right here."
TheMercenary Saturday Jun 27 08:11 AM
Poor fellas been spray painted.
spudcon Saturday Jun 27 08:15 AM
That's right kids. Make sure your pets have been sprayed to prevent unwanted puppies.
Trilby Saturday Jun 27 08:24 AM
um...I wonder what Leah would say? This looks like abuse to me. *slinks away*
Shawnee123 Saturday Jun 27 08:35 AM
I didn't really think about it. I guess it could be.
ZenGum Saturday Jun 27 09:12 AM
It's only abuse when they stick flashing lights and sirens on them.
DanaC Saturday Jun 27 09:32 AM
The elephants don't look unduly distressed to me.
Trilby Saturday Jun 27 09:47 AM
birdclaw Saturday Jun 27 10:16 AM
Is this the Thai version of a wolf in sheeps clothing? It's much less subtle.
capnhowdy Saturday Jun 27 10:20 AM
I'm dying to know what the text is on the one on the right in the bottom pic.
Trilby Saturday Jun 27 11:19 AM
boodoggy Saturday Jun 27 11:28 AM
I'm glad they're washable, or else they would be Thai-dyed
classicman Saturday Jun 27 11:31 AM
Cap - I saw a pic from another angle - It clearly says ...
hipshot Saturday Jun 27 11:56 AM
Welcome to the Cellar, Boodoggy!
richlevy Saturday Jun 27 01:35 PM
Gravdigr Saturday Jun 27 06:30 PM
ZenGum Saturday Jun 27 09:45 PM
SPUCK Sunday Jun 28 06:05 AM
That's good to get the elephants some press since worthless, bottom of the genetic ladder, soon-to-be-extinct Pandas, are hogging too much of it lately.
capnhowdy Sunday Jun 28 07:15 AM
My panda was killed by an elephant on 9/11. Insensitive bastards.
Mayor of Shekou Sunday Jun 28 08:50 PM
Anybody have a recipe for Pandaphant stew? (they're too big for my grill)
capnhowdy Sunday Jun 28 09:31 PM
Sheldonrs Monday Jun 29 12:38 PM
Hybrids - They ain't just for cars:
Leah Tuesday Jun 30 07:45 PM
I do feel sorry for the poor little fella's. There are some places in Thailand that look after the elephants very well, and so many others that don't. It's such a sad thing to see. In one way I do agree it is abuse, but it's getting the point across to the government, I'm sure. They do look so adorable painted, but I can't help feeling sorry for them, especially the littlest one, who looks very sad and lonely. The Thai Government need a good kick up the backside. Still to this day there are hundreds of baby elephants and grown ones being forced to beg on the streets of Bangkok, drugged and forced to work 24/7. I hate going to BK, I always get in arguments with the owners/mahouts of the baby elephants that are being forced to beg for money and food. They look so exhausted and scared, and you can tell they are abused. All the Thai Police turn a blind eye to it all, like it does not exist, makes me cry every time I see it. I do love them so much. Anyway don't get me started on this, I was having a good day until now.
ZenGum Tuesday Jun 30 07:49 PM
Leah, I say recently on TV that the BK police have occasionaly crackdowns on people bringing elephants into the city to beg - they first offence gets a warnging and the elephant gets microchipped, and for a second offence the elephant is confiscated.
Leah Tuesday Jun 30 07:57 PM
I'm sure that's what they want everyone to believe, there are too many back streets and markets for the police to target. They honestly turn a blind eye, I"ve seen it so many times, that's why I hate BK so much, it happens all over the place, Chiang Mai, Phuket you name it it happens. I've driven around back streets and seen the little babies hidden amongst houses and shacks. The police just don't care that much. Sure there might be a few that are actually policing this but many don't care. There is so much poverty for humans over there, these elephants bring in a little money for the family and greedy mahout. Now I'm sad.
ZenGum Tuesday Jun 30 08:08 PM
Well, maybe you could check Youtube for one of those videos of an elephant that has been teased until it finally blows its top and beats the absolute shit out of whoever was teasing it.
Leah Tuesday Jun 30 08:15 PM
Yes, I've seen many of those, and to tell you the truth, I love seeing them, serves them right. As horrible as that sounds, we have no idea how badly the elephant had been treated and how often it was beaten, it sickens me to think about it, and to make it do that to it's owner/mahout it must have been so desperate for an escape. Go the elephant, go.