A picture from the 13th of September 1916, depicting an Asian elephant named Mary, being hanged from a crane in Tennessee.
Mary was a circus elephant who killed a trainee elephant trainer named Red Eldridge (some say she reacted to being prodded by the assistant with a hooked stick and threw the man off her back.)
The media reported the story painting the elephant as a blood thirsty killer and sensationalized the ordeal. Those in attendance chanted for Marys execution and got their wish.
Mary was executed infront of over 2000 paying onlookers.
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