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President of Chad Sends Troops After Elephant Poachers


Animals  (tags: wildlife, wildanimals, elephants, ivory trade, protection, endangered, AnimalWelfare, habitat, environment, animalwelfare, killing, humans, animaladvocates )

Cal
- 719 days ago - news.mongabay.com
Following the July 24 massacre of dozens of elephants in southwestern Chad, President Idriss Deby Itno sent helicopters to the Mayo Lemie - Chari Baguiri area to catch the poachers,



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Teresa W. (657)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 6:55 am
thank you
 

Roger M. (0)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 7:05 am
Anyone here got a problem with this?

Didn't think so.
 

NicoleAWAY W. (629)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 7:23 am
YAY!!!
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 8:43 am
:-) :-) :-) :-)
 

Elle B. (81)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 8:44 am
Thank-you Cal. So00 good to hear about people being real humans. 24/7 wildlife and biosphere protection brigades needed around the globe right now. Extended personal comment: We live in an area that was mostly deep forest w/some farms as far as the eye could see for hundreds of miles...just 40 years ago. Each decade has seen that shrink dramatically. Now there are strip malls, shopping/business centers and cul-de-sacs. Majority of neighbors...even a handful who have been here for over 30 years...don't know that there are still packs of coyotes, deer families, eagles, fox, racoons and many other birds and animals living in the woods interspersed in the neighborhoods around us and wandering in from the mountains and foothills 20 miles away. It's hard to protect the wildlife because most people don't even know the laws or care. Visible troops of "Environmental Protectors" are needed everywhere. [we do have a larger regional environmental coalition here than most places] Last summer i saw the bald eagle's nest in 2nd growth fir where 2 old eagles and an eaglet that just learned to fly lived-- crash to the ground out of my window...because stupid stupid mutants took out an entire stand in less than two hours so that "potential buyers" could see the land had great potential for Haides future DEVELOPMENT. [gave long high volume public speech without a microphone.] Now just blocks away are notices that 100+ homes are going in on less than 5 acres!!!!!! Well isn't that just brilliant! That acreage is full of wildlife and old trees and vegetation. . .no plans for them...2 acres already razed to the ground...only DIRT is left! It's all so vile and disgusting. . . a plague upon the planet. Environmental Brigades needed EVERYWHERE NOW! [PS. ... have to keep shooing deer off the "suburban roadways back into the woods and onto the power line trails throughout the year...that most of the residents say are not living here!! Two weeks ago a deer was running down a four lane arterial and almost went into a Jack-in-the Box drive thru! WOW--those are some great visualizations-- i should be able to sell whatever that is i'm NOT taking!! :)

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BarbKnight SunshineLady (1634)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 8:48 am
Can you say HALLELUJA GATES?? WOO-HOO!! THANK YOU CAL!! YOU JUST MADE MY WEEKEND!!! xxxx
 

John B. (215)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 11:14 am
Thanks Cal. Considering that poaching has been going on for so long I am terribly disappointed that Pres.Itno didn't do this sooner as it might have stopped the massacre. Read and noted.
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 11:42 am
Catch the bastards and kill them!
 

pam w. (191)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 5:27 pm
Until you get rid of the poverty which drives poachers....you'll never end the practice. Knowing what we know about African politics, I'm afraid this is just a sham.

GOOD FOR THE SHAM.....but.....
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 9:06 pm
This is GREAT news..Thanks to the leaders and the community and now the mobile unit on patrol...these were fast action solutions. Although poachers are unlikely to visit towns, they made be in need of cargo and airports to smuggle ivory so it may be a thought to increase airport/ airfield measures to find the poachers/smugglers. I appreciate and applaud the efforts of saving/protecting the remaining elephants and a positive well-wishing for those on a spirtual plane who had their lives cruely shortened.
 

samantha l (0)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 9:12 pm
Noted!
 

Marie W. (64)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 10:59 pm
Finally Bigger Guns
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Saturday August 4, 2012, 11:44 pm
Hope they catch them.
 

John S. (297)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 2:53 am
Good.
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 3:35 am
noted, thank you Cal
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 5:08 am
Noted. Thank you.
 

Dawn F. (3)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 6:53 am
Thank you. noted
 

Valentina R. (4)
Sunday August 5, 2012, 10:15 am
Well done, kudos.
 

Leslene Dunn (70)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 12:34 am
Noted thanks - I hope they catch them, these bastards do not deserve to live - they must be shot in the kneecaps and left to rot or be eaten in the wild. The more horrific their death, the better - at least it will give them time to think about the pain and suffering these precious animals went through and for what - human greed.
 

mary a. (2)
Tuesday August 7, 2012, 8:09 am
This is a great step...Call out the army !! they should have the army out forever because this will not stop without canstant vigilance.
 
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