by Michael dEstries
Categories: Animals.

elephant-fun.jpgIn what could be one of the oddest titles to grace this blog, Paris Hilton is urging Indian residents to lock up their booze to protect the welfare of elephants. No, really — I thought this was ridiculous too, but alcoholic elephants are actually a problem.

Apparently, 40 elephants came to a remote village in India looking for food last last month and some of them discovered rice wine that farmers ferment and keep in containers in their huts. They’re known to have a taste for it — and frankly, we can’t blame them. However, things got out of hand (as happens) when the animals went crazy, uprooted a utility pole, and six were electrocuted. Now, Paris Hilton is fighting to prevent future wild drunken elephant scenes from occurring. In her own words,

“There would have been more casualties if the villagers hadn’t chased them away. And four elephants died in a similar way three years ago. It is just so sad. The biggest problems are in Assam and Meghalaya. The elephants get drunk all the time. It is becoming really dangerous. We need to stop making alcohol available to them.”

Wow. Folks, we can’t make this stuff up — but to each their own in terms of championing a cause. Here’s to Paris, the elephants, and large open containers of alcohol throughout the Indian countryside.

via star pulse

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • aaron

    I really don’t know what to say to this.

  • nas

    Paris, you scamp, you just want all the alcohol for yourself.

  • Emily

    Dude. She makes my head hurt.

  • AT

    Writer’s strike? Jokes about stories like these write themselves.

    Thank you, Paris, for alleviating some of the pressure felt by talk show hosts at this time.

    And no, I’m not in the industry, I simply call it like I see it.

  • Angie

    What would America be without comments like those of Paris Hilton? Hmmm….

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    lol… is this serious? I cannot believe this is actually a problem lol.

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  • cokane

    Wow, those elephants sound FUN.

  • becky

    That is just so weird.

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  • j. l. kane

    Laugh all you want, but what would this world be without good deeders such as Paris Hilton? Can you imagine a wild elephant stampede down the streets of Muncie, Indiana? Of course not. Someone has to go to India and put a stop to this travesty. One drunk elephant and you made a small mistake. Two drunk elephants and shame on the town. But a herd of drunk elephants and shame on the nation. And to think I thought Al Gore was running on just two cylinders. Paris has absolutely no oars in the water and certainly is missing at least 51 cards out of her deck.

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  • Princessdiva

    That elephant reminded me of myself this past weekend. Fabulous!

  • Chelsea

    Okay Paris,What have you done now?Seriously i get that you dont want to be classifyed as the blonde ditzy heiress but supporting drunk elephants isnt going to help your image!If you really want to make a difference go to they are the ones that really need help in africa…

  • some dude

    Paris you are becoming a real genius. Seriously. This puts her well past Geroge Bush ono the evolutionary ladder. Again. Not joking.