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Tragic Fate for Magnificent Animals


Animals  (tags: abuse, AnimalWelfare, cruelty, crime )

Phyllis
- 518 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The poaching and trafficking of elephants and tigers has reached a catastrophic rate.



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Phyllis P. (424)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 6:44 am
China is the No. 1 destination in this illegal trade, where rising incomes are driving a demand for exotic pets, trinkets, traditional medicines and rare foods, with the United States coming in second. But the worldwide trade is so widespread, so pervasive that it's now estimated at up to $20 billion per year, second only to arms and drug smuggling, according to the U.S. Department of State.

One of the most critical situations is the slaughter of elephants in Central and Eastern Africa. Poachers are killing tens of thousands of the animals every year, fueling the illegal trade in ivory.

 

Fadi M. (33)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 7:49 am
Crazy and barbaric!

Money is ruling our world.
 

Birgitta S. (216)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 7:59 am
:-((((((((((
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 9:37 am
For no good reason whatsoever.
 

aj E. (162)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 9:51 am
horrible.
 

Barbara W. (342)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 10:16 am
This is a travesty which left alone will kill every critter on the planet. America sits as # 2 in the world, next to China, in this God awful abuse..

This must end. Gr$$d seems to be everywhere, destroying all that's beautiful in the world.

It's no surprise that this agenda is fueled by the "Wealthy" demand for the various parts of these beautiful creatures. The wealthy who participate in this slaughter needs to be held accountable to their actions as well as those who "Murder these critters..

Where are the good stewards?
 

Dandelion G. (399)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 11:59 am
Fadi, I agree with you only I'll add.......Money is also ruining our world.
 

Henriette Matthijssen (145)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 12:18 pm
Some cannot respect others lives as their own is treasured! Life is a gift from God to every being! So very sad! Thanks Phyllis.
 

Mary away T. (188)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 12:51 pm
Thanks Phyllis, I agree with Barbara it is so sad to think that greed is so rampant that is indeed destroying our world.
 

Dianne H. (167)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 1:32 pm
Skin Melanoma Is One Of The Most Predatory Cancers as These abnormal cells quickly grow out of control and attack the tissues around them......

Now where have we heard of this sort of predatory behaviour... ah... yes.. Humans overpopulate the earth and especially the abnormal ones (i.e. poachers and their buyers) attack and destroy other species on earth which replicates Melanoma on the Human Body.

Mother Earth is so very sick as she's riddled with numerous forms of predatory cancer and with almost insufficient medicine to overcome the disease.
 

Dany Strakova (117)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 2:59 pm
money, greed...........life is not respected just for the bloddy money! when everything dissapears and gets destroyed money wonīt have any value at all! letīs see what the idiots that drool over them do then!
 

Dany Strakova (117)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 3:00 pm
ahh anger and disappointment made me write with many grammatical mistakes ....sorry :)
 

Cam V. (417)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 3:05 pm
This makes me angry as well. So does Japan going after the whales. Give these beautiful creatures time to heal and grow their populations. But no, we seem hell bent on destroying them as fast as we can.
 

Genoveva M M. (323)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 5:59 pm
Very painful, and senseless typical of evil humans.
 

Fran F. (110)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 6:43 pm
When their greed has destroyed the beauty of the world and made global warming even deadlier, how many of the poachers, traffickers and buyers of exotic animals will think it was all worth it? This trade *must* be made illegal, with stiff penalties!
 

Phyllis P. (424)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 7:30 pm
Care 2 is messing up and I can't forward the story to the rest of the people on my friends list. Please help get this story out. Thanks
 

Kit B. (277)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 8:01 pm

Though we all know this is true and we have and will keep signing petitions and letters, it seems that nothing is getting better. These must be governmental initiatives, it must cost so much from each government that any profit would be lost the poachers.
 

OutofTown M. (444)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 9:30 pm
Mankind's HUNGER for $$ is HORRIFIC!. Sometimes, I sob hard at night at what distruction I see. My heart just hurts for the creatures as well as our environment, AND for all of the children that actually, don't get to know/see what I have in my lifetime.

Phyllis ~ Thank you for posting dear and Noted with extreme sorrow!
 

Joy Wong (70)
Saturday November 17, 2012, 11:53 pm
Noted ....... xxxxxxx.
 

John S. (294)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 3:35 am
Sadly noted.
 

Danuta Watola (1159)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 4:57 am
Noted
 

lee e. (114)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 5:45 am
Sadly noted
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 7:36 am
Sadly Noted :0 :0 :0
 

Gloria picchetti (279)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 8:57 am
Poaching has to be stopped.
 

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 10:17 am
Sadly noted
 

Kate A. (10)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 11:27 am
S/N thank u
 

Ruth S. (307)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 12:59 pm
Peoples greed and selfishness is destroying the world!
 

Mariette AWAY (142)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 3:22 pm
You are so right Sheryl! Noted, thanks for sharing Phyllis!
 

Roxy H. (340)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 4:14 pm
Thanks Phyllis hun ..tragic ugh
 

Sarah G. (110)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 5:06 pm
The greed and cruelty of humans apparently knows no bounds.
 

PennyAWAY B. (122)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 9:24 pm
Sadly noted.
 

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 10:49 pm
Sadly noted.
 

Leslene Dunn (64)
Monday November 19, 2012, 12:39 am
Heartbreakingly noted. 7 of our beloved rhino were poached on one game farm this weekend, baby left orphaned. I want to die inside every time I read this. Where are our leaders - more interested in filling their own coffers. This happens all over the world and I pray each and every day that they die the most horrific death, that their end is as agonising as can be and when they scream for help, let none come for these deranged greedy bastards deserve no mercy.
 

Craig Pittman (44)
Monday November 19, 2012, 5:03 am
Eventually enough folks like ourselves will make a difference. Outrage and action like signing petitions will put pressure on those that participate both as consumers and killers.
Thanks Phyllis.
 

. (0)
Monday November 19, 2012, 12:22 pm
Barbaric and evil-all in the name of money. Mercy has become such a precious commodity as there is not much left. TY Phyllis and Henriette for the fwd.
 

Suzanne L. (152)
Monday November 19, 2012, 5:46 pm
TY Phyllis. Sadly noted.
 

Latonya W. (85)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 12:01 pm
ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
 

Carol Dreeszen (368)
Tuesday November 20, 2012, 2:59 pm
The price to pay for poaching needs to be increased! Hurt them in the pocketbook!! That is the only thing these kind of people can relate to!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Wednesday November 21, 2012, 9:01 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Carmen S. (606)
Saturday November 24, 2012, 5:14 am
Thanks Phyllis, so sad how little some people care for the beautiful animals on this earth, and how the only thing that matters is money.
 

Yvonne F. (159)
Monday December 24, 2012, 7:58 am
Outrageous!!! It has to be stopped once and for all! China has to take responsibility for its actions! Thanks Dianne
 

Yvonne F. (159)
Monday December 24, 2012, 7:59 am
Sorry!!! Thanks Phyllis for posting and Dianne for forwarding
 
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