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AFRICAN ELEPHANTS... Chinese Lust for Ivory Could Spell End of Herds in Decade's Time

 
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AFRICAN ELEPHANTS... Chinese Lust for Ivory Could Spell End of Herds in Decade's Time
In the USA and most of the civilized world it is illegal to own or import elephant tusks. This is in hopes of destroying the market for ivory. But there are loopholes. For instance, Americans (and Europeans) pay somewhere btwn $10 and $50K to travel to Africa, pay the guide, the Park and the Country where the elephant lives in order to shoot and kill an elephant. Doing it this way, and having the proper paperwork allows the ivory to be imported to the hunter's country of origin.

Chinese and other Asians (Chinese especially though) are drooling over ivory. Nothing says: "I have disposable income and you DON'T!" like owning a big piece of carved ivory.

It is estimated that more than 50,000 african elephants are being killed each year in order feed the demand for ivory. There's somewhere around 500,000 African elephants left.
In 10 years, maybe 15 or at best 20 years there will be no wild African elephants left.

All because of the ivory trade.

20 years ago, for the most part, the ivory trade had been eradicated. Westerners had been educated that demand for ivory was depopulating the animals and the appeal was curbed. Chinese demand though has boomed.

Here's an American showing his dick works by hiding and shooting an elephant. Notice his guide is also armed and fires to take down the elephant because the American and his dick are a bit too afraid to trust 1 shot on a creature of this size. After all, no American (or Euro or Chinaman) should have to DIE to kill an elephant!



An excellent article from this month's Vanity Fair: [link to www.vanityfair.com]

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'When Plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men,
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a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.'
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"The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."
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Lovely - thanks for the 1 star!
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oh....this just makes me sick :(

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The chinese are responsible for more extinction and endangered species than the rest of the world combined.
chinese are good for one thing, making low quality crap to peddle to the rest of us.
DON'T BUY ANYTHING MADE IN CHINA.......
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DON'T BUY ANYTHING MADE IN CHINA.......
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1473305


I try not to and find new reasons not to every day.
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Lovely - thanks for the 1 star!
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I 5-star'd ya to average it out to 3.
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Yep - good for killing animals for vanity and stealing intellectual property from others. That's about it.

What has China done in the last two thousand years other than make gunpowder?
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Many species will be gone soon.

No way around it.

Goodbye, elephant.
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Yep - good for killing animals for vanity and stealing intellectual property from others. That's about it.

What has China done in the last two thousand years other than make gunpowder?
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They let failed Olympic gymnasts turn to begging in order to stay alive. Does that count?
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Elephants are very intelligent and they can sense the good and bad vibrations, they know which is the wedding service or funeral service.
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The chinese are responsible for more extinction and endangered species than the rest of the world combined.
chinese are good for one thing, making low quality crap to peddle to the rest of us.
DON'T BUY ANYTHING MADE IN CHINA.......
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1473305




oh really? return your computer AND if you own- apple products.

do it hypocrite

stfu
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Lovely - thanks for the 1 star!
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I 5-star'd ya to average it out to 3.
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Thx!

1*'s are fine, but the bozo could at least say why he one starred it!
'When Plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men,
they create for themselves, in the course of time,
a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.'
Frederic Bastiat, 'The Law'
1850

++++++++++++++++++++++++++
"The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press? We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."
JohnSwinton, 1830-1901, Former chief-of-staff New York Times
++++++++++++++++++++++++++

"The bold effort the present bank has made to control the Government, the distress it has wantonly produced ... are but premonitions of the fate that awaits the American People should they be deluded into a perpetuation of this institution (The Bank of the United States), or the establishment of another like it." Andrew Jackson (December 2, 1834)

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