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Thailand’s wildlife authorities have successfully tracked and tagged a third of the wild elephant in the Phu Luang wildlife sanctuary in the north-eastern province of Loei (near the Laos border) attaching a GPS collar which will follow the elephant’s activities after many had left their normal grazing grounds for food. The GPS collars are being attached to 5 elephants and 3 have already been fitted, according to the director of the learning centre for wildlife conservation, of the Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, Supagit Vinitpornsawan. Each GPS collar weighs roughly 10 kilograms or less than 0.2% of […]

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"Each GPS collar weighs roughly 10 kilograms or less than 0.2% of an elephant’s bodyweight. He agreed that some elephants may be ‘annoyed’ once the collars were attached and will attempt to remove it, but that they eventually adapt and not even notice the GPS collars."

It is really hard not to see this as a trial run before the introduction of Government-Controlled Exploding Thought Collars (™️ pending) for foreigners and other members of Thai Society who have... er... ahem... um...oh... 'unguided' thoughts and/or people who follow/post 'Fake News'.

It will be 'for our own benefit' and is 'progress'.

No, really.

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1 hour ago, Shade_Wilder said:

"Each GPS collar weighs roughly 10 kilograms or less than 0.2% of an elephant’s bodyweight. He agreed that some elephants may be ‘annoyed’ once the collars were attached and will attempt to remove it, but that they eventually adapt and not even notice the GPS collars."

It is really hard not to see this as a trial run before the introduction of Government-Controlled Exploding Thought Collars (™️ pending) for foreigners and other members of Thai Society who have... er... ahem... um...oh... 'unguided' thoughts and/or people who follow/post 'Fake News'.

It will be 'for our own benefit' and is 'progress'.

No, really.

I think that will get some people an easier hunting experience!

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