Elephant eaters see no shame in jumbo meal. Villagers in Phrae province sustained by pachyderms in death, as they were in life

PUT HIM TO WORK: Forestry officials use elephants in patrolling forests to prevent illegal logging in the North,
PUT HIM TO WORK: Forestry officials use elephants in patrolling forests to prevent illegal logging in the North,

2009-12-13 - Phrae, Thailand , Subin Kheunkaew

When elephant meat becomes available at a small village in Phrae province, fanciers of the rare meal are quick to buy up the treat. ''On a day that elephant meat is available in the village, it is eagerly snapped up and sells out in no time,'' said Uncle Pao, 73, from Wiang Thong village in Sung Men district where elephant meat costs 100 baht a kilogramme. Nobody wants to buy other kinds of meat.

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