Hilton Praised for Raising Awareness of Elephant Plight Socialite Paris Hilton has been praised by animal activists for bringing attention to the plight of a herd of Indian elephants who binge on alcohol. The hotel heiress is spearheading a campaign urging residents in northeast India to lock up their booze after learning how 40 of the animals were electrocuted last month after drinking the locally brewed rice-beer. And The Simple Life star's efforts have won her much adulation from conservationists who have also been worried about the plight of the large animals. Sangeeta Goswami, head of animal rights group People for Animals, says, "I am indeed happy Hilton has taken note of recent incidents of wild elephants in northeast India going berserk after drinking homemade rice beer and getting killed." ?