Heroin is an ugly drug, and not an addiction I would wish on my worst enemy. Which is partly why my mouth dropped agape when I saw this headline today:
The full story goes on to describe how traders fed doped-up bananas to Big Brother, an elephant held in captivity since 2005, in order to control him. The traders were apprehended by police when they tried to sell their drug-addicted-elephant off.
The Scotsman reports:
The traders were caught trying to sell Big Brother and his herd after a tip-off to police.
By that time Big Brother had developed a raging heroin addiction and posed a danger to people if denied his fix, the paper said.
A drooling Big Brother was taken to a park on the island of Hainan for treatment, after cold turkey was so unbearable even his chain could not hold him.
This is one of the cruelest stories we’ve ever heard about in a long time. We can only hope that those traders enjoy a long life of having their balls punched in and lemon being squeezed into a million little paper cuts all over their hands.
Big Brother, fully weaned off of his addiction, was returned to the wild this week. Wish him luck!
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