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October 27, 2006

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On the subject of elephants, there's a fascinating article in the New York Times (registration might be required) on the reactions, by elephants, to the traumas inflicted on their populations, and the close parallels between the psyche's of elephants and the psyche's of human victims of trauma (war, displacement, etc.). We're learning more and more that elephants have deep emotional lives, and have extremely close social ties to each other, and that human actions, even when sometimes motivated by benign reason, have had a devastating toll on the emotional, as well as physical, lives of these wonderful beings.

here's the url for that article: http://www.nytimes.com/2006/10/08/magazine/08elephant.html?ei=5070&en=b6afbdb179a692c0&ex=1162357200&adxnnl=1&adxnnlx=1162217151-1DYOafXX+/gDoJIr6XYfjQ

Thanks for that, John!

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