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Elephant Bull, Shot Dead 4 Being in Musth, in South Africa
Animals  (tags: elephant, bull, musth, South Africa, Kruger National Park, tourists, tusks, dead, shot and killed, car )

- 1313 days ago -
Park officials later shot the elephant which was in musth, a periodic condition in males that makes them aggressive when their testosterone levels rise by up to 60 times. It also had an injury, which is believed to have increased its aggressiveness.
Please Sign: End Illegal Ivory Trade in the US Now!
Animals  (tags: Ivory, poaching, elephants, central African elephants, US market, criminal networds, US instability, Laos-based criminal traffickers, John Kerry, Denver ivory crushed, moratorium on US Ivory trade, extnctionwildlife, protection, killing, tusks )

- 1362 days ago -
The U.S. has the world's second largest market for ivory sales, and some serve as fronts for illegal sales. Poaching is killing a staggering 96 elephants a day in Africa. and unless something is done to turn the tide, they could be extinct in 10 years.
South Africa: Ivory Poaching Financing Terrorism - Report
Animals  (tags: wildlife, elephants, ivory, terrorism, tusks, slaughter, killing )

- 1412 days ago -
Islamic extremists Al-Shabaab receive a large amount of money through ivory and rhino horn smuggling, Beeld reported on Wednesday
Thailand Promises to End Its Ivory Trade--Should We Believe Them?.
Animals  (tags: elephants, tusks, Thailand, protection, animaladvocates, animalrights, animalwelfare, conservation, endangered, humans, slaughter, sadness, suffering, wildlife )

- 1587 days ago -
Up and down Thailand, more than 5,000 stores and boutiques sell dead elephant tusk to tourists.
Elephant Poaching: 'Record Year' for Ivory Seizures
Animals  (tags: killing, poaching, wildlife trade, tusks, elephants, animals, animalwelfare, cruelty, death, AnimalWelfare, suffering, protection, wildlife, wildanimals, slaughter, animalcruelty )

- 2059 days ago -
More elephant tusks were seized in 2011 than in any year since 1989, when the ivory trade was banned, international wildlife trade group Traffic says.
ACTION ALERT: Raise Michelle Obama's Awareness About Ivory ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION !
Animals  (tags: elephant, tusks, awareness, michelle obama, elephant slaughtered, ivory trade )

- 2487 days ago -
Although many believe wearing mammoth ivory is a more ethical choice than elephant ivory, wearing mammoth ivory jewlery may actually lead to the increase of endangered elephant poaching for their tusks.
Illegal Skins, Ivory: A New York Billionaire's Company Pleads Guilty to Illegally Importing Wildlife Parts
Animals  (tags: animals, wildlife, wildanimals, suffering, sadness, extinction, endangered, cruelty, death, humans, billionaire, crime, poaching, hunting, ivory, elephant, tusks, tiger, zebra, jaguar, python, leopard, lion, rugs, skins )

- 3018 days ago -
A NY billionaire pleaded guilty to illegally importing wildlife parts after Inspectors found a haul of elephant tusks, a mounted tiger head, python hide bar stools, rugs made of zebra, jaguar, lion, leopard and tiger and a stuffed lion on his 150 ft yacht
Vietnam Seizes 7 Tons of Elephant Tusks
Animals  (tags: vietnam. africa, wildlife, wild animals, elephants, tusks, smuggeld, seized, slaughter, suffering, sadness, protection, endangered, extinction, animalcruelty )

- 3087 days ago -
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - Authorities in northern Vietnam have confiscated nearly 7 tons of elephant tusks smuggled in from Africa. State media report it's the country's biggest seizure ever. Customs officials in northern port city of Haiphong yesterday di
Study: Beaked Whales' Tusks Evolved Through Sexual Selection Process; 'Most Bizarre Whales In The Ocean'
Animals  (tags: oregon, marine wildlife, whales, beaked whales, tusks, endangered, extinction, protection )

- 3170 days ago -
Corvallis, Oregon -- For years, scientists have wondered why only males of the rarely seen family of beaked whales have "tusks," since they are squid-eaters and in many of the species, these elaborately modified teeth seem to actually interfere with feedi
Kent Man Caught With 24 Elephant Tusks
Animals  (tags: elephants, ivory, illegal trade, tusks, animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildanimals, wildlife, killing, suffering )

- 3349 days ago -
56-year-old Michael Francis Elliott of Gravesend has been found guilty and given a two year suspended sentence on charges of illegally trading in elephant ivory, hippopotamus ivory and sperm whale teeth. This follows a lengthy investigation by
Elephants Evolve Smaller Tusks Due To Poaching
Animals  (tags: elephants, tusks, size reduction, believed due to poaching )

- 3498 days ago -
The average size of an African elephant's tusks has gone down by half in the last century and a half. Indian elephants have undergone a similar tusk size reduction. Experts believe the rapid evolution of the massive land mammals is due to poaching.
Kenya: Poachers Kill Seven Jumbos At Tsavo Park
Animals  (tags: elephants, slaughtered, poachers, tusks, meat, money, profit, elephant, elephant poaching )

- 3693 days ago -
Poachers have killed seven elephants at Tsavo West National Park in the last one month, the Kenya Wildlife Service has said. Assistant Director-in-charge of Tsavo Conservation area said the jumbos were killed at Kuranze on the Kenya-Tanzania border.

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