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Kenya: Elephant Poaching in Kenya Has Global Ramifications, British Minister Says

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- 1883 days ago -
The British government warned on Monday (February 18th) that money from elephant poaching in Kenya may be funding terrorism and criminal activity should not be treated as isolated incidents

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Karen Avery (118)
Friday February 22, 2013, 4:30 am
About time they've implemented better protection. Also I've read that the people in Kenya are also trying to stop the poachers because if there are no animals then there'd be no tourism.

Giana P (398)
Friday February 22, 2013, 4:37 am
Noted, thanks. This is a serious problem that has to be dealt with and stopped once and for all!

Past Member (0)
Friday February 22, 2013, 5:06 am
They're just noticing this? Where alot of money is involved there has to be guns and drugs involved. Thanks Jill.

Ruth C (87)
Friday February 22, 2013, 7:04 am
I agree with all of the above.

Gabriele R (26)
Friday February 22, 2013, 8:31 am
Noted,better protection and harder sentences for poachers are needed

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Friday February 22, 2013, 12:47 pm
Noted. Thanks Jill.

Mary T (178)
Friday February 22, 2013, 6:31 pm
Thanks Jill, No kidding how long did it take them to find this out.

Laurie H (817)
Friday February 22, 2013, 7:51 pm
Many Thanks for sending and posting this Jill!!! Poaching laws have to come full circle---there are improvements, but deathly serious consequences, have to be threatened, to stop these monsters in their tracks~

Henriette M (154)
Friday February 22, 2013, 8:29 pm
Poach the poachers as well! Clean them out one by one! They never learn to respect life before greed! Thanks Jill.

P A (117)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 2:56 am
Thanks Jill - good news that a British Minister has spoken out - maybe the world will heed for once and protect the elephants!

Danuta W (1248)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 3:35 am

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 3:42 am
Noted, thanks Jill!

Jodi Ashley (2)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 6:08 am
Noted. Thanks

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 6:17 am
noted, thank you

S S (0)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 7:09 am
Thank you.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 8:19 am
I am glad they are letting the truth be known.

Past Member (0)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 11:26 am
This is not news as it's being going on forever it seems...But efforts are being made and by the locals if you can believe i'm holding out a bit of hope for the Kenyan elephants!!!

Kim O (396)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 12:02 am
Less talk-more action!!! By the time they're done yapping about this, there'll be no elephants left! Thanks Jill

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 3:03 am

Evelyn B (79)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 8:56 am
Noted Tks. Jill....These animals need to be protected from these evil Bastards......

Winn A (179)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 10:35 am

Charlene Rush (79)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 11:54 am
There are times, when I wish I hadn't evolved into a human.
They can be a disgusting species.

Margaret C (10)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 1:52 pm
I hate to say this, but the poachers (the greedy bloodsuckers) aren't all to blame, the jackasses who request and demand the ivory are the culprits. Without them, there would be no demand and the poachers would be out of business until the next jackass finds another animals he must scavenge.

Nancy Black (308)
Sunday February 24, 2013, 3:50 pm
Noted, tweeted, tweeted, shared. Obviously, poaching is a world wide problem. Elephants may go extinct and terrorists might attack us. In Kenya, their economy would be destroyed if there were no more elephants, and of course, our children, grandchildren, and their would never see a live elephant. Sad that humanity destroys one of the most valuable parts of our planet, our wildlife. We certainly don't appreciate what we were given by the Creator.

Sara P (57)
Monday February 25, 2013, 8:16 am
I think that this governments know well who are poachers and they pretend not to know! Thanks Jill, I will share it.

Farah Hage Ali (152)
Monday February 25, 2013, 9:21 am
noted, thank you

. (0)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 12:14 pm
noted. TY Jill

Süheyla C (234)
Sunday March 3, 2013, 1:29 pm
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