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FIGHTING THE WILDLIFE TRADE: NY Ivory Smugglers Go Behind Bars


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AWAY AWHI
- 2969 days ago - google.com
Kemo Sylla and Mamadi Doumbouya were sentenced to 10 and 14 months respectively, the US attorney's office in Brooklyn said. Another four in the same gang had previously been sentenced to between 12 and 14 months in prison.



   

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AWAY AWHILE Cal M (1065)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 12:46 pm
I just came across this important site
http://www.traffic.org/

TRAFFIC, the wildlife trade monitoring network, works to ensure that trade in wild plants and animals is not a threat to the conservation of nature
 

Krasimira B (175)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 12:53 pm
Great! Noted with pleasure, thank you Cal.
 

ANA MARIJA R (200)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 1:09 pm
GooD!
noted with thanks
 

Marti Williams (170)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 1:43 pm
Thanks Cal....
 

Cindy C (125)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 2:27 pm
they are monsters who carry out this sort of slaughter grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
 

Alejandra Vega (139)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 5:34 pm
They deserve 10 and 14 years behind bars, the sentence is too short... anyway they were condemned and that's great! TY, Cal!
 

Carol H (229)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 7:46 pm
noted, thanks Cal
 

patrica and edw jones (190)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 9:35 pm
The sentence is not harsh enough and certainly does not go far enough to discourage the trade in ivory. Thanks for the post Cal.
 

Walter Firth (45)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 9:56 pm
Noted. Thanks Cal.Great work immigrations and quarantine departments keep up the good work. I noticed these bastards have middle eastern names it is possible they are not be American citizens,if so,after their holiday in gaol deport them in chains back to their national sewers.
 

Michelle S (462)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 10:02 pm
THESE GUYS ARE BEHIND BARS. BIG DEAL. MEAN TIME, HOW MANY ELEPHANTS ARE DEAD AND HOW MANY POACHERS ARE STILL RUNNING AMOK AND CONTINUING THE FLIPPING FLAGRANT KILLING OF THESE MAGNIFICENT CREATURES!? DOUBLE EDGED SWORD, AS FAR AS I'M CONCERNED. GUESS THE SILVER LINING IS THESE TWO WON'T BE ADDING TO THE SLAUGHTER....FOR A WHILE.
 

Cristina M (137)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 10:04 pm
Not enough jail time, instead of 10 and 14 months should be years. That would send a strong message to smugglers of wildlife parts.
 

. (1)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 11:05 pm
Its not good enough the money they get out weighs the risk, punishments need to be harder start giving life sentences and maybe the trade will slow, hang them and the trade will stop. Thank you for the post
 

Barbara Erdman (63)
Thursday March 3, 2011, 11:06 pm
noted and thanx Cal :0
 

Past Member (0)
Friday March 4, 2011, 1:44 am
tnx Cal, :-)
 

tracey p (81)
Friday March 4, 2011, 2:45 am
not a harsh enough punishment or long enough sentence for the gravity of their offences against our precious wildlife.
 

(0)
Friday March 4, 2011, 3:01 am
One of the problems we face when dealing with the protection of wildlife products is the lack of brains and general knowledge present in the judiciary combined with the power of lawyers that big money can buy. When the judge sees a bunch of sparkly old diamonds that have been stolen, his beady little eyes twinkle and he can relate to the rocks on his wife or mistresses fingers, and can say in an outraged voice 10 years jail! When he sees some elephant tusks he cannot relate to something familiar in his own narrow little life. The judiciary need to be educated (Clearly they are incapable of self-education) on the devastating effect on the environment and economy of a struggling country that the eradication of a species can have - that this is more serious than the loss of a few carats of diamonds. Perhaps if we can convince these fools that killing elephants or rhinos will push up the price of their green fees at the golf club it may work. 10 14 months for this type of crime fool of a judge why not just give him a medal whilst you are about it?
 

cristiana t (10)
Friday March 4, 2011, 3:58 am
great news!
 

Bon L (0)
Friday March 4, 2011, 4:27 am
Thanks for the info.
 

Jill Vickerman (416)
Friday March 4, 2011, 8:14 am
Thanks Cal. The main thing this is doing I suppose is creating awareness...we hope so anyway...but its like the rhino horn, the amount of money far outweighs the jail sentence. and I imagine your jails over there are like hotels compared with the ones in the countries where the elephants are actually poached...so a few months in comfy old jail and off they go again..but lets hope not, lets hope that they see the error of their ways and turn against poaching.
 

Nancy s (448)
Friday March 4, 2011, 1:31 pm
Death Penalty!
 

Ana Fontan (16)
Friday March 4, 2011, 1:32 pm
Noted with satisfaction. They just got what they deserved!
 

Lyne F (93)
Friday March 4, 2011, 1:35 pm
They were given a vacation not a sentence...good grief...
 

Robert O (12)
Friday March 4, 2011, 2:14 pm
They deserve every last bit of it and then some.
 

Ness F (211)
Friday March 4, 2011, 4:30 pm
I agree with many above, harsher sentences need to be put into place, and enforced...no leniency!
In saying that though pleased the bastards were caught!
 

jennifer t (41)
Friday March 4, 2011, 4:53 pm
Death penalty.I would line up to deliver same to these pieces of crap WITH PLEASURE!!!
 

O O (0)
Friday March 4, 2011, 5:00 pm
I'm glad that they were caught and punished but to stop the slaughter of these majestic animals the punishment must be severe NOT a slap on the wrist other wise the killing will not stop. Put one poacher in jail for life and then then no one else will pouch because they would know that they would never see the light of day again.
 

Ruth R (246)
Friday March 4, 2011, 7:05 pm
noted e-mailed
 

. (0)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 3:03 am
good news, thanks Cal
 

Elsie Au (259)
Saturday March 5, 2011, 3:20 am
Agree with many here that we really need harsher punishment otherwise it will not stopped. And yes, need to educate people not to use any ivory.
 
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