A gang of eight rampaging elephants have killed five people
in the Binh Thuan province of Vietnam. The ruthless
creatures have been traveling from province to province,
damaging crops, and stomping on helpless villagers who are
unable to defend themselves against the four legged
behemoths because of animal protection laws.
Some villagers have taken to building their homes in the trees to avoid being
crushed to death as they eat their meager portions of rice.
There have been several proposals on how to deal with the situation, including
building an elephant trap disguised as a comfy elephant habitat, and loading it
with villagers as bait. However, the communist officials are preparing an all
out military-style assault on the elephants in case they prove too rambunctious
International elephant monitoring groups, estimate that there are 200 - 400
elephants, roving in gangs around the countryside of Vietnam.