This one comes from China, where forest police rescued an unfortunate bull elephant named Big Brother, who once "lived peacefully with his herd near the China-Burma border."
That is until he was captured by evil traders, who fed him heroin-laced bananas so they could control him into leading the herd wherever they wanted it to go.
By the time he was rescued, "Big Brother had developed a raging heroin addiction and posed a danger to people if denied his fix," the story says. The "drooling and twitching" animal was transported to a special park, where workers spent nearly a year weaning him off his addiction through methadone, regular bathing and massage.
Photo is of random elephant, not Big Brother.
| Sara Shepherd
Hat tip: Good one, You're a Mean Drunk R2D2!