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Kenya: Four Chinese Men Plead Guilty to Ivory Smuggling in Kenya

Animals  (tags: wildlife, suffering, elephants, humans, slaughter )

- 1939 days ago -
Four Chinese men who pleaded guilty in a Kenyan court to smuggling thousands of dollars worth of ivory were fined $340 each on Tuesday (January 29th), AFP reported.

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Evelyn B (79)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 9:22 am
Noted Tks. Jill didn't surprise me that they're Asian as they're a culture
bound to destroy everything that swims or walks the earth..
The justice system sure shows how little respect they have for these
and all beautiful creatures...

Carol H (229)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 10:31 am
noted, thanks Jill

Gudrun D (447)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 10:31 am
$340 each for these glorious creatures' lives and they have the nerve to plead for leniency. Disgusting :(

Inconsolable T (44)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 11:04 am
Screw the fine, only one sentence is appropriate for such crime by these scum and others, death sentence.

Ruth C (87)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 2:23 pm
I agree with you Gudrun D.

Mary T (178)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 4:23 pm
What a joke a $340 fine where is the real punishment, Thanks Jill

Laurie H (817)
Thursday January 31, 2013, 5:54 pm
To put a dollar value on life, any life----just disgusts me. Leniency they actually have the nerve to ask for?? There's a special place in hell, I think for these murderers!~

. (0)
Friday February 1, 2013, 10:05 am
Show them the same mercy those poor elephants were shown..ty Jill

Nancy Black (308)
Friday February 1, 2013, 12:38 pm
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, shared. This is a vicious circle, the poachers need money to take care of their families, those in control aren't doing their jobs. Probably they should clean house, but that would take a lot of work and qualiffied man power. Probably, they don't have enough of either or they wouldn't be in this mess. The one thing I know for sure is we better get this under control while we still have elephants.

Past Member (0)
Friday February 1, 2013, 1:55 pm
Well the Chinese are one of the worst for dealing in Ivory but the fine was not enough for this crime It needs to be much heavier The elephants lives are worth more than $340 That is nothing for a marvellous creature that will become extinct if they dont have more drastic measures soon


Teresa Cowley (274)
Friday February 1, 2013, 11:39 pm
Kenya certainly sends out a resounding message that it's actually okay to deal in ivory--I doubt if the dead elephants were ever considered at all.
As concerns ivory, I find both China and Kenya low and disgusting. The life of an intelligent, innocent being should not be lost for such rampant greed. The life of even one elephant is too many, the lives of hundreds a year is simply criminal, and the entirety of Kenya should be blamed--it is a national disgrace!
The Chinese men should not have been fined--they should have been hung, drawn and quartered in public display.
Eventually they will run out of elephants--then what will they sell?
Thank you Jill for posting and Philip for forwarding.

Ellen m (215)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 2:29 am
Sorry, nothing I have to say is printable...

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 4:02 am
Noted. Unbelievable!

Gabriele R (26)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 4:05 am
no leniency,i hope they cannot pay the joke of a find and rot in prison and then they should never be aloud to enter the country.well at least they got fined, however stricter laws are called for.

Anne S (14)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 4:08 am
Kenyan law needs to be changed. The fine is a joke.

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 4:35 am
noted thx:))

Saturday February 2, 2013, 5:38 am
This is disgusting , animal cruelty and killing is not going to stop when they are basically getting away with it!
And they want to make poaching legal to protect Elephants! Please sign the petition IFAW website to stop elephant poaching made legal , time is running out. Thank you

Carol M (16)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 5:44 am
"If they fail to pay the fine, the men could face up to six and a half years in jail." I hope they can't come up with the $340.

Kerstin Strobl (371)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 5:56 am
I agree with Ellen

Tanya W (65)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 6:19 am
Noted and glad they were caught - Chinese again!! - miust do better China!!!

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 7:39 am
I'd love to throw all these degenerates involved in a pit of hot flowing lava. This fine is why these poachers always return. PATHETIC.

Veronique L (209)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 8:38 am
Noted Jill thanks!

Henriette Matthijssen (154)
Saturday February 2, 2013, 6:48 pm
The fine was not stiff enough for lost of life! They should be jailed for their crime, not just a measly fine! Thanks Jill.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Sunday February 3, 2013, 1:30 am
What a bloody joke, $340!
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