09/17/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Thai Elephants Out Of Bangkok By Next Summer: Governor Paribatra

BANGKOK - It was a sad old beast, for sure.

As the elephant dragged its feet towards city hall, the chains draped from its neck swung like twin pendulums. The animal's dusty skin fit loose on its 30-year-old body. Where a right eye belonged, there was only a crusty socket.

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