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[Paris] Hilton tries to help drunken elephants
AP via Yahoo ^ | 11/13/2007 | WASBIR HUSSAIN

Posted on 11/13/2007 10:13:02 AM PST by ElkGroveDan

GAUHATI, India - Paris Hilton is being praised by conservationists for highlighting the problem of binge-drinking elephants in northeastern India.

Activists said a celebrity endorsement such as Hilton's was sure to raise awareness of the plight of the pachyderms that get drunk on farmers' homemade rice beer and then go on a rampage.

"The elephants get drunk all the time. It is becoming really dangerous. We need to stop making alcohol available to them," the 26-year-old socialite said in a report posted on World Entertainment News Network's Web site. Her comments were picked up by other Web sites and newspapers around the globe.

Last month, six wild elephants that broke into a farm in the state of Meghalaya were electrocuted after drinking the potent brew and then uprooting an electricity pole.

"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," Hilton was quoted as saying in Tokyo last week. She was in Tokyo to judge a beauty contest.

Her publicist couldn't immediately be reached for comment Tuesday.

Hilton promised to improve her bad-girl image after she completed a jail term in June for violating probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case.

She announced plans to do charity work in Rwanda, but the trip was postponed until next year.

Sangeeta Goswami, head of animal rights group People for Animals, told The Associated Press: "I am indeed happy Hilton has taken note of recent incidents of wild elephants in northeast India going berserk after drinking homemade rice beer and getting killed."

"As part of her global elephant campaign, Hilton should, in fact, think of visiting this region literally infested with elephants," Goswami said.

Another conservationist said elephant alcohol abuse was just a symptom of the real problem.

"Elephants appear on human settlements ... because they have no habitat left due to wanton destruction of forests," said Soumyadeep Dutta, who heads Nature's Beckon, a leading regional conservation group.

"A celebrity like Hilton must focus her attention on this fact," Dutta said.


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I keep waiting for someone to come out and admit that this dingbat is really a fictional character, played by an actress who is in fact named Susan Jones from Wichita, Kansas.
1 posted on 11/13/2007 10:13:04 AM PST by ElkGroveDan
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To: ElkGroveDan
Paris Hilton is the new spokesgirl for Elephant Sobriety.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

2 posted on 11/13/2007 10:14:08 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: ElkGroveDan
One elephant to another: “Hey - watch this and hold my beer...”
3 posted on 11/13/2007 10:14:41 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: ElkGroveDan; Owl_Eagle; Sam's Army; Lazamataz; Darksheare; pissant; najida; r-q-tek86; blackie; ...

Sure help the drunken elephants so there is more for her to drink....


4 posted on 11/13/2007 10:14:47 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (RIP Eric Medlen. You will be missed.../ Get well Soon John Force!!!)
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To: ElkGroveDan

All a stampeding elephant needs is a few rounds of .50.


5 posted on 11/13/2007 10:15:10 AM PST by wastedyears (One Marine vs. 550 consultants. Sounds like good odds to me.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Do drunk elephants see pink humans?


6 posted on 11/13/2007 10:16:10 AM PST by Slapshot68
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To: ElkGroveDan
I honestly don't have the slightest idea if this is a real story or satire. It is too silly for reality but doesn't have the obvious over the top bits for satire.
7 posted on 11/13/2007 10:16:28 AM PST by KarlInOhio (May the heirs of Charles Martel and Jan Sobieski rise up again to defend Europe.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Paris is so cool in the springtime

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/482001.stm


8 posted on 11/13/2007 10:16:50 AM PST by BOBTHENAILER (One by one, in small groups or in whole armies, we don't care how we do it, but we're gonna getcha)
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To: goldstategop
Paris Hilton is a natural spokesperson for the National Association to Keep Elephants from Drinking.
9 posted on 11/13/2007 10:17:11 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Kill the terrorists, secure the borders, and give me back my freedom.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

What doe she plan to do about out-of-control celebrities who rampage like drunken elephants?


10 posted on 11/13/2007 10:17:46 AM PST by Hegemony Cricket (You can't seriously tell me you think we need more laws, or that we don't already have too many.)
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[Paris] Hilton tries to help drunken elephants

Hey Paris...Teddy doesn't want your help !@
11 posted on 11/13/2007 10:18:27 AM PST by stylin19a
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To: ElkGroveDan

This HAS to be satire, that some AP reporter picked up from some wit and was stupid enough to believe. 48 hour rule is in effect.


12 posted on 11/13/2007 10:18:31 AM PST by Popocatapetl
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To: Slapshot68

LOL. Or do drunk rabbits see large humans named Harvey?


13 posted on 11/13/2007 10:19:05 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (Kill the terrorists, secure the borders, and give me back my freedom.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

six wild elephants that broke into a farm in the state of Meghalaya were electrocuted after drinking the potent brew and then uprooting an electricity pole.

8-? uprooting poles, I guess they get rutty drunk.. ya hear about a bunch of cows getting zapped by lightning once in a great while,, but . 6 elephants electrocuted? damn.


14 posted on 11/13/2007 10:19:30 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: ElkGroveDan

they’re hanging around humans and drinking cuz they got no jungle left.. at the Elephant Bar grill and lounge of course..


15 posted on 11/13/2007 10:21:06 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE’s toll-free tip hotline —1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRGeT)
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To: ElkGroveDan

at first I thought this was a republican hit piece


16 posted on 11/13/2007 10:21:46 AM PST by advertising guy (If computer skills named us, I'd be back-space delete.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

I am wondering if she has plans to make shoes or purses out of elephant hide. I just can’t see Paris doing anything for nothing. There has to be a catch here. Maybe she is planning to drink the booze so the elephants don’t get it. Since it happens often I guess she ought to teach the villagers how to stash their booze better....


17 posted on 11/13/2007 10:22:52 AM PST by pandoraou812 ( Its NOT for the good of the children! Its BS along with bending over for Muslim's demands)
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To: ElkGroveDan
"The elephants get drunk all the time. It is becoming really dangerous. We need to stop making alcohol available to them,"

Card them. Make sure only those of legal age can drink.

[Maybe Paris should be as worried about Britney.]

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Her publicist couldn't immediately be reached for comment Tuesday.

In hiding? I wouldn't blame the publicist.
18 posted on 11/13/2007 10:23:51 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: ElkGroveDan

Paris Hilton has the face of a drunk and the body of a 12 year old.


19 posted on 11/13/2007 10:39:20 AM PST by Jaysun (It's outlandishly inappropriate to suggest that I'm wrong.)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick

Do elephants drink to forget?


20 posted on 11/13/2007 10:41:07 AM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Jaysun

LOL......Isn’t Teddy Kennedy a Drunk Jackass vs a Drunk Elephant ?;o)


21 posted on 11/13/2007 10:42:20 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. ©)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

I think elephants drink so they can have sex they’ll regret.


22 posted on 11/13/2007 10:43:14 AM PST by Jaysun (It's outlandishly inappropriate to suggest that I'm wrong.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Wow, that's really deep....

I wonder???

23 posted on 11/13/2007 10:43:34 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (RIP Eric Medlen. You will be missed.../ Get well Soon John Force!!!)
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To: Jersey Republican Biker Chick; Lazamataz; sit-rep; Squantos

Yeah, good luck with all that, Paris. You know how many squad cars I had pancaked because the elephants kept falling over while doing the sobriety tests?


24 posted on 11/13/2007 10:58:59 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: Larry Lucido

I told you to stop trying to make them touch their foot to the end of their trunk!!!


25 posted on 11/13/2007 11:00:05 AM PST by Jersey Republican Biker Chick (RIP Eric Medlen. You will be missed.../ Get well Soon John Force!!!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

After 10 cases of rice beer those water buffalo can start to look pretty good, especially at closing time.


26 posted on 11/13/2007 11:00:11 AM PST by Larry Lucido (Hunter 2008)
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To: Slapshot68
Not sure, but I hear elephants never forget. Takes one to know one.
27 posted on 11/13/2007 11:03:59 AM PST by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: ElkGroveDan

[sigh]...Well, I suppose there are worse causes she could support...But...Geez...Drunken elephants?


28 posted on 11/13/2007 11:13:51 AM PST by opus86
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To: NormsRevenge

29 posted on 11/13/2007 12:16:59 PM PST by quark
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To: Larry Lucido; sit-rep

Oh gheesh.....she heard there were a bunch of drunks in India with really long ones and had to go see for herself. She was disappointed......all the beer was gone and the drunks wouldn’t give her the time of day ! She said everything went gray after that.......She woke up later and found a big red spot on her forehead and scratched it off and was even angrier when she found she didn’t win anything.......


30 posted on 11/13/2007 2:16:26 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. ©)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Speaking of getting drunk all the time... How about we stop making alcohol available to Paris?


31 posted on 11/13/2007 3:27:15 PM PST by Hyzenthlay (Halo 3 is making me realise that Microsoft is not entirely evil.)
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To: Squantos

lol...


32 posted on 11/13/2007 3:41:39 PM PST by sit-rep
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