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Do we have the next Mozart or Beethoven in animal form?!?!?!
Not quite…but Peter the elephant ADOREz this green piano!
A gentle human of Peter's kneels down at the piano and plays a tune for Peter's pal, Soi, at Elephant Stay in Ayutthaya, Thailand.
But when he hears the melody, Peter wants to tickle the ivory too!
Well, he is an elephant after all! LOLz!
Eva Mendes is a great girlfriend.
Even though Ryan Gosling takes his dog George basically everywhere, sometimes, he needs a dog sitter.
In steps Eva!
She has offered to long term dog sit for Ryan while he's off in Thailand filming his new movie Only God Forgives.
A source said:
"He was going to have his friends watch George, but changes his mind at the last minute.
That's a huge deal to him. He wouldn't leave that dog with just anyone."
They must be really serious then.
[Image via Ramey Pix.]
Over 2700 endangered animals, worth over $100,000 were rescued by Thai customs agents during transport.
Among the animals were various turtles, king cobras and a civet.
All of the nearly 3000 animals were intended for human consumption! They were to be eaten!
Some Asian cultures think that eating literally endangered animals can "boost their sexual power."
That's pathetic and disgusting.
Thank goodness for those customs agents.
Motala is a 48-year-old elephant who lives in Thailand. She was a former working elephant whose job was to move large trees.
In a sad turn of events, while searching for food in the forest on her lunch break, she stepped on a land mine left over from the Burmese-Thai war.
Her left front foot and most of her leg was blown off.
After saving her life by amputating her leg, she was fitted with a temporary prosthesis to re-learn how to walk.
Now her new, permanent prosthetic leg is in place and she’s reportedly taking to it well.
We’re sure she’ll “never forget” the kindness of her owners.
[Image via WENN.]
It's so sad to see these dogs being treated and held in such deplorable conditions.
Over a thousand dogs were rescued by Thai authorities after four trucks filled with cages of dogs were stopped in the Nakhon Phanom province of Thailand.
The dogs were to be sent across a Laos river and into Vietnam to be slaughtered and sold for dog meat.
Out of the thousands of dogs, 119 were already dead either from suffocation or from being thrown into the trucks by the alleged traffickers.
Police arrested two Thai men and a Vietnamese man - both have been charged with trafficking and illegally transporting animals. They face a maximum punishment of one year in jail and a fine of up to $670.
Traffickers round up stray dogs around rural Thai villages and sell them for up to $33 per dog in Vietnam where they are "destined to be cooked and eaten."
Thankfully, these lucky few were rescued.