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Madness in the Village of Elephants: 26 Pachyderms Slaughtered


Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, protection, killing, suffering, wildlife, wildanimals )

Cher
- 589 days ago - takepart.com
Poachers shot the animals from an elephant-observation tower used by scientists and visitors for decades.



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Nyack Clancy (452)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 9:33 am
Noted
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 9:37 am
s&n thx Cher:))
 

Christeen Anderson (551)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 9:37 am
I am so deeply saddened by this.
 

Barbara D. (79)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 9:40 am
Tragic and very depressing. How can you police human greed??
 

Bee S. (208)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 9:56 am
signed
 

naomi cohen (37)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 10:39 am
depressed and noted. thank you, cher.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (448)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 12:56 pm
To know you are dedicating yourself in the protection of these animals, only to know, there is every chance this could happen has to be just horrible. The injustice and tragedy has to be all consuming.
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 3:31 pm
So tragic the poor elephants I heard on the news the other night that the UN is getting concerned about the tragic losses of animals for ivory Really !well why dont they do more Some financial help for more rangers will help and even in South Africa where the rangers all need up to date equipment While everyone is just staying concerned the rest of our beloved wild animals will be wiped out

Noted thanks Cher
 

Christine Stewart (133)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 3:40 pm
Stop buying stuff from China! They have so much money that they can pay poachers anything they ask to kill elephants anywhere they want.
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 3:42 pm
What will they do when all the elephants and rhinos are gone. i guess they could steal from museums; zoos and private collectors. What a bunch of arrogant insufferable useless idiots. May they all get incurable diseases.
 

Jude Hand (59)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 3:45 pm
Ay yi yi. (Oh, noted). Rhinos, now elephants...how much money is enough?!
 

Vicky P. (466)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 3:58 pm
sad and signed the pledge
 

Roxanne Ford (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 4:27 pm
So heartbreaking. Those poor beautiful intelligent animals. When will we stop? Sometimes I am so ashamed to be part of the human race.
 

Connie O. (44)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 6:05 pm
This is so heart wrenching...I cannot comment anymore!
 

Lisa Zarafonetis (174)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 7:30 pm
Signed & Shared.
 

Leann Wells Huber (0)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 9:36 pm
Noted. Thank you!
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Sunday May 12, 2013, 11:35 pm
SAD, SO SAD.
 

Joan McAllister (1064)
Monday May 13, 2013, 12:53 am
Noted. This is just sooooooooooo sad. Thanks Cher
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Monday May 13, 2013, 1:32 am
I don't think there will be any elephants left except in zoos and sanctuaries.
 

Emma S. (228)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:38 am
You can become an anti-poaching advocate on the page - i have! Thanks, Cher.
 

Danuta Watola (1217)
Monday May 13, 2013, 2:39 am
Noted
 

Arwen Woods (207)
Monday May 13, 2013, 3:57 am
Journey well beloved travellers as you go over Rainbow Bridge.

When is this madness going to end? :-(
 

Antonella C. (86)
Monday May 13, 2013, 5:55 am
animals are always better than humans!
 

Ruth S. (298)
Monday May 13, 2013, 8:11 am
Heartbreaking news.
 

. (0)
Monday May 13, 2013, 8:50 am
London, February 16 (Adnkronos) - What the elephants had an extraordinary ability to remember you knew that already. What was not known was that instead are 'vindictive' and, thanks to their proverbial memory does not forget those who have harmed them. According to the New Scientist reveals, elephants would attack the villages in revenge for years of abuse on the part of the people who inhabit them.

The origin of 'retaliation' of animals, for the experts there would be a breaking from the man, of the hierarchical society of elephants, in Uganda for example, the number of elephants has never been so low and the food so abundant, yet many elephants invade villages and blocking roads. The scientists suspect that an overshoot in the seventies and eighties involving specimens stressed probably due to the death of a parent or bloody episodes that involved members of their family and they have seen: it would, in short, the equivalent of human disorders post-traumatic stress.

Many herds lost their matriarch is replaced by inexperienced teen mothers. At the same time the lack of adult male elephants helps to create a society of young offenders. Joyce Poole, Chief Scientist at the Amboseli Elephant Research Project in Kenya, in a study on their behavior says that elephants "are smart enough to have the necessary memory for revenge.''

The humans are horribles
sad sad sad, noted - thank you dear Cher
 

Sara P. (62)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 8:29 am
Seems that nobody WANT to stop poachers, this is the tragic truth!!!!
 

Stephanie Reap (192)
Tuesday May 14, 2013, 9:54 am
done TY
 

Carol H. (229)
Friday May 17, 2013, 5:05 pm
noted with much disgust!!
 
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