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Kenya: Africa and China Must Act to End Ivory Trade

Animals  (tags: wildlife, elephants, ivory, cruelty, slaughter )

- 1981 days ago -
The Royal Malaysian Customs recently announced the seizure of 24 tons of ivory in Port Klang. This is the largest ever seizure of ivory in transit through the country.

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Inconsolable T (44)
Friday December 21, 2012, 8:31 am
China and all those involved you totally suck, curse you all and go to hell

Michela M (3964)
Friday December 21, 2012, 8:45 am

Sue H (7)
Friday December 21, 2012, 9:03 am
Terribly sad. Will it never end?

Danuta W (1250)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 2:53 am

Ruth C (87)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 8:16 am
If people would STOP asking for Ivory then the killings would stop!

divergent revolution (309)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 8:42 am
we have to end the supply by ending the demand!
I concur Ruth

Pamela W (75)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 9:30 am
As long as it is available, the demand will still be there because of WHERE the demand is coming from !! Logic says "stop the demand" but nobody knows HOW !! We all know how to stop the supply - but nobody's prepared to do what it takes (or finance what it will cost to do it) !!

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 12:28 pm
The greed of mankind has no limits! It takes priority over a life! Disgusting to say the least!

Dorota Wisniewska (17)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 1:08 pm

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 5:38 pm
It's all about greed, as are most things these days. The sad fact is the almighty dollar is everyone's religion, everyone's measure of happiness, everyone's measure of success. Poor deluded creatures = the human race. Greedy, moronic, mindless, killing machines. That is our legacy. We should be thoroughly ashamed of what we have become. I am ashamed to belong to the species. STOP THE KILLING! Noted thanks Jill.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 5:46 pm
We have to fight as hard as we can to protect the precious elephants.

Linda F (16)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 6:27 pm
again, another extinction coming thanks to CHINA...

Melania Padilla (122)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 6:29 pm
Thanks for posting, hate chinese, they should live in a country with no living organisms! Hope they burn in hell!!

irene davis (74)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 7:26 pm
sadly noted.

Missy G (24)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 9:04 pm

Betty Kelly (4)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 9:12 pm
When the poachers and their buyers are jailed, fined and shut down the slaughter will stop. If the slaughter continues, inafew short years there will be no more ivory produced.With that in mind I think the price for continuing should be on a national level; trade, aid, and when they try to sell you some or give you a free sample--Shoot.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 9:30 pm
THE LAST PARAGRAPH OF THE ARTICLE, CERTAINLY SAYS "it all"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!%$#@$^^&^%$##@@#$%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jane Mckenzie (20)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 11:43 pm
Poverty and greed are both massive drivers.
It is quite simplistic to decide policy from thousands of miles away and say how other countries could act.
Yes - agreed stop the slaughter - yes don't buy ivory products.

Giana P (398)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 12:11 am
Sadly noted.

Sunday December 23, 2012, 12:57 am
Ruth S. i agree with you...
noted with hope...

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 1:09 am
Greed and greed of human beings.Thanks for all the efforts for good Noted,thanks.

P A (117)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 3:20 am
"Togo has virtually no law enforcement to speak of. It is a country through which timber from other central African countries is exported by both China and Malaysia. The ivory, he believes, came from several central African countries.

The size of this shipment reveals that it probably took months for the dealers to accumulate this volume of ivory and it was brought in on small boats plying the waters in this area.

Togo is notorious for slack enforcement and is considered something of a free port with zero law enforcement. The dealers of this ivory, clearly operated without any hindrance.

They are probably a mafia like syndicate, took their time in packing the consignment, and the shipping route was not direct, but a rather lazy route via several other countries.

Asked if there were officials involved Bonadventure laughed cynically "nothing would make a consignment of 1 ton, or even 500 kg of ivory through a port without corrupt practices". "

Wretchedly true.

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 5:52 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 8:33 am
China is one of the main buyers of ivory If Africa refused to sell it to them they could not have it Someone has to start getting tough. No one needs ivory now otherwise all our tusk bearing animals will become extinct. Its cruel and out of date Its not 1920 now. Poaching would not happen if people did not keep asking for ivory there would be no point and as for game hunters now well they should be shot, stuffed and stuck on the wall just like they do to their victims the poor animals that just want to live

Ingrid A (524)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 8:33 am
Very sadly noted.

. (7)
Sunday December 23, 2012, 10:39 pm
Disgusting and so sad.

Tanya W (65)
Monday December 24, 2012, 5:31 am

Donna Hamilton (159)
Monday December 24, 2012, 6:46 am
Noted. Thanks, Jill.

MmAway M (506)
Monday December 24, 2012, 11:32 am
Get off your Arsh Immediately. URGH

Farah H (153)
Wednesday December 26, 2012, 11:44 am
noted, thank you

Evelyn B (79)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 9:23 pm
Noted Tks. Jill....

. (0)
Friday December 28, 2012, 12:14 pm
Noted..greed knows no bounds and cares not for the suffering of these poor helpless creatures

. (0)
Tuesday January 22, 2013, 9:31 am
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