Killed for luck _ the sick new twist in big game poaching
Wildlife rangers have reported a growing number of cases of animals being slaughtered not only for their skins or tusks, but also for their ears, tails and genitals, as poachers seek to maximise profits
Chaiwat Limlikhit-aksorn, head of Kaeng Krachan National Park, thought he'd heard it all, until a convicted poacher told him the going rate for an elephant's penis.
TUSK FORCE: Chaiwat Limlikhit-aksorn, head of Kaeng Krachan National Park, says he needs more help to combat the poachers, who have killed at least seven elephants in recent years. PHOTOS: KAENG KRACHAN NATIONAL PARK
''We got 4,000 baht per kilo for the penis,'' the 28-year-old criminal, named Jan, said. ''And it must have weighed seven to eight kilogrammes,'' he said.
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