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The Tragic Price of Ivory


Animals  (tags: ivory trade, wildlife trade, elephants, protection, wildlife, wildanimals, slaughter, animals, animaladvocates, animalwelfare )

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- 1832 days ago - theweek.com
Poachers are killing thousands of African elephants for their tusks. Can the ivory trade be stopped?



   

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Past Member (0)
Monday March 17, 2014, 3:34 am
Noted, ty Cal. How anyone could kill these sentient beings for ANY reason is beyond me.
 

Alexandra G (250)
Monday March 17, 2014, 4:03 am
very sad, thanks Cal for all you do
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 17, 2014, 4:14 am
Noted.
 

Gabriele Jefferson (147)
Monday March 17, 2014, 6:03 am
noted, shared on fb, twitter, google. Thx.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 17, 2014, 1:11 pm
Sadly I don't think that there is a real deterrent for these poachers if they get caught
 

P.S. Gravemaker (62)
Monday March 17, 2014, 2:08 pm
Sadly noted, thanks again Cal. I wish these people were themselves instilled with the intelligence, kindness and social behaviour that elephants intrinsically possess.

I think the main reason elephant poaching has increased so drastically over the last few years is the massive increase of poor chinese people into the middle class. These people can afford ivory now and China is a big country. Many people, who are brought up in poverty, display an enormous appetite to show off their wealth and ivory attests to your new-found status as a successful person. Besides, China gives 2 hoots about animal welfare, as we all know.

Please sign petition where YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE to one poor 58 yr old abused elephant.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/476/479/133/help-expose-longleat-sanctuary-for-abuse-of-public-funding-for-elephant-anne/
 

Darrin Coetzee (0)
Monday March 17, 2014, 2:22 pm
Generalized Poaching probably will never be stopped! But Poaching could and can be minimized with a concerted effort not only on educating the local populations where it occurs but more importantly stooping the Buyer! Stop the Market! Once that is tackled then we will start to see a decline in this!
 

Terry King (113)
Monday March 17, 2014, 2:33 pm
Tragic!
 

Sergio Padilla (65)
Monday March 17, 2014, 2:48 pm
Thanks
 

Darrin Coetzee (0)
Monday March 17, 2014, 2:48 pm
Obviously you have to Stop the Market. Once that is done there would be less reason for middle men to pay to fill orders! Though i doubt that would achieved totally! We will always be left with a few people! But i think that if this could be stopped by even half then we might win!
 

Miia Suuronen (44)
Monday March 17, 2014, 2:58 pm
Tuo on niin surullista.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday March 17, 2014, 4:04 pm
This got attention years ago and was supposed to be stopped, it is still going on which leads me to believe someone is turning their heads the other way or being paid off. This is unacceptable this is still going on.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 2:12 am
I don't think this will ever be stopped entirely until the people who buy ivory are punished as well as the hunters.Both are a complete menace.
 

Tanya W (65)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 5:00 am
Noted.
 

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 5:18 am
People will do anything for money, they will even sell their own mothers!
 

SylvieBusy A (190)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 5:31 am
Notée. Merci.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 5:43 am
Money is nothing compared with precious life
 

Marianne R (78)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 6:05 am
Sadly noted
 
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