Thursday, July 23, 2015

War Elephants - Why Don't They Still Do This?

"Animal rights aside," why doesn't anyone still do this, somewhere in the world? I mean in situations where they don't expect tanks, planes, helicopters, or Rambo...there must surely be some form of human conflict wherein this spectacle would make some amount of sense. By appearances, it would break up an angry mob tout de suite. 

Hannibal crossing the Rhone, Henri-Paul Motte, 1878

Genuine Siamese war elephant (sans armor) carrying 4 armed men, 1866.

If they could go around wearing mail, you know Kevlar would be no problem.

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