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World's Illegal Wildlife Trade Supply Chain Needs Exposing

Business  (tags: suply chains, illegal ivory trade, corporate greed, dishonesty, business, corruption, ethics )

- 1563 days ago -
At $10 billion a year, illegal ivory buyers and sellers are known, and the practice undermines government authority and institutions. It isn't healthy for elephants and rhinos, either.

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Frances Darcy (133)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 8:52 am
"The short term efforts to halt the massive scale of wildlife slaughter must continue in both source and consumer nations. Simultaneously however, there needs to be a deeper search to understand the intricacies of the trade and supply chain so that it can be better countered in the medium and long term. Countering poaching is a local, national, regional, and international responsibility. The political will to undertake it is rising, but it still has a long way to go."... Well said

pam w (139)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 9:22 am
Because penalties for smuggling wildlife are lighter than those for smuggling drugs....increasing numbers of criminals are turning to the wildlife trade. Meanwhile, superstitious and ignorant people continue to put money into the pockets of those who smuggle living animals and body parts for ''TRADITIONAL MEDICINE."

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 10:51 am
noted,shared on fb,twitter,google.thx.

Roger G (154)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 12:44 pm
noted, thanks

Debra Tate (17)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 1:05 pm
Noted, shared. This is unacceptable!

Birgit W (160)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 1:07 pm
Thanks for sharing.

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 3:44 pm
If all countries do not impose the death penalty for poachers it will never stop. These poachers are driving species to extinction so the death penalty is justified.


Dianne D (490)
Sunday March 9, 2014, 10:25 pm
I agree with Nelson Baker. Must impose the death penalty on the poachers or put the countries army on the search for poachers and shoot to kill.

Past Member (0)
Monday March 10, 2014, 2:22 am
This will continue until we target the people who buy these products more emphasis should be put on arresting and imprisonment of the people who do.If the buyers are no longer there the trade will dry up.

Past Member (0)
Monday March 10, 2014, 3:48 am
Noted, ta.

Past Member (0)
Monday March 10, 2014, 3:51 am
And no, the death penalty is not the answer. Jail without parole? Yes. Death penalty? NO. The DP is a form of revenge. It is NOT justice.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Monday March 10, 2014, 5:35 am

Ruth C (87)
Monday March 10, 2014, 5:37 am
The problem is that if you kill a poacher another one will come, why? because of something called supply and demand, if people would stop asking for these animal parts then there would be no poachers.

P.S. Gravemaker (62)
Monday March 10, 2014, 9:33 am

Animal ethics should be introduced in the Chinese public school and they're really not. A lack of empathy of all animals is transmitted through generations. Only by educating this new generation can this change. The EU,US and China are the three biggest traders in the world but the US and EU wants to ensure that China trades fairly and meets its WTO obligations.

As long as the Chinese government continues to allow this without laws to be followed - the EU and US must impose embargo/ or sanctions on China as soon as possible to stop these grotesque acts.

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Thanks Cal

Kamia T (89)
Monday March 10, 2014, 12:38 pm
Poachers will poach so long as buyers buy. If anyone is responsible for the death of animals, it's the idiots who believe a horn will help them be sexier or having ivory shows their taste and wealth. We need to prosecute THOSE idiots with extended prison terms and huge, bankruptcy-inducing fines, and the trade would stop. It's all about the money.

Robert O (12)
Tuesday March 11, 2014, 8:32 am
Thanks Cal.
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