High Demand For Ivory Products Results In More Dead Elephants

Poachers gonna poach. Vice takes a look:

Holy that makes me mad.  It’s a tough call though since there is a market for it.  I mean if you live in Kenya and your wife and kids are literally going to die if you don’t shoot and elephant and cut out its tusks, then I suppose that’s what you have to do.

They need to squash the market by throwing people who traffic ivory, and the people who buy it in jail for a very long time.

3:30 – I guess I knew they wouldn’t be using carbon fiber compound bows, but I didn’t think they would be working with something that primitive!

Elephant-Gun-Sketch-Drawing4:03 – Is that an HK G3? $100?!  I’ll take all you have sir.

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SittingDown October 5, 2013 at 10:41 am

This is how you stop poaching and save a species from extinction:

http://youtu.be/crI_G5qs4KU

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Franz October 5, 2013 at 12:10 pm

This is the exact wrong way to do it.

They need to think of the elephants as a crop. Look at the hunting industry (for lack of a better term.) How about a free market solution? What happens to the “rangers” when the money runs out?

Too much regulation, too many out of country, people telling them what to do with their land.

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McThag October 5, 2013 at 02:15 pm

Thinking of them as a crop is exactly right!

Is there any animal we raise for meat in any danger of extinction?

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Steve D. October 5, 2013 at 03:37 pm

I blame the evil Asian countries. Their absurd fairy-tale “remedies” are an endless cause of animal suffering – eating live monkey’s brains, killing tigers for their teeth/bones, extracting bile from the gall bladders of live bears in tiny cages, cooking cats & dogs alive because they say “it tastes better”.

The sick bastards who do or enable these acts should be subjected to them theirselves.

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