This is all Stephen Colbert's fault
Elephants in the Indian state of West Bengal are to undergo a birth control scheme due to a lack of funds for their upkeep, the state government says. Of West Bengal's 400 elephants, nearly 70 are tame and in service to private owners or the state forest department. ... The Bengal Forest department spends more than 60m rupees (nearly $130,000) annually on the upkeep of the elephants in its service. ... Veterinary doctors would administer birth control injections and pills on about a dozen female elephants in the service of the forest department, he said.
They'd best hope those elephants really are tame -- how'd you like to be the one who administers the shot?