UPDATED: 1/24/2013: Worst Elephant Poaching Incident in Kenya Ever — All for Asian Demand for Ivory

English: Elephant killed By poachers, Voi area...

English: Elephant killed By poachers, Voi area, Kenya Deutsch: Gewilderter Elefant (erkennbar u. a. an den fehlenden Stoßzähnen und der Tarnung durch Äste etc.), Voi Distrikt Kenia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s hard to even fathom the sheer terror that befell an entire family of massacred African elephants last week.  All twelve members of this tightly-knit, soulful family were butchered  simply for their tusks.  One victim was a two-month old calf.  This was the worst single elephant poaching incident in Kenyan history.

Apparently, the ten poachers are being tracked down by the Kenyan authorities.  (I believe they should be shot and killed-on-sight.)  But the true blame was placed on the crazy demand in China created by young, upwardly mobile Chinese yuppie scum seeking some cockeyed influence and bling, and those seeking ivory to make silly religious trinkets.  Mongabay.com states that, “Ivory smuggling has hit its highest level in twenty years in 2011.”

More than 10,000 elephants are murdered each year in central Africa poaching incidents.  How is that even possible?!

Here’s a heartbreaking story on Mongabay, the best environmental website out there.


UPDATED 1/24/2013: Read this great article from Mongabay that features a great interview with National Geographic Bryan Christie.


And here’s the link to the National Geographic article:  Blood Ivory.  Beware it’s sad.


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2 Responses to UPDATED: 1/24/2013: Worst Elephant Poaching Incident in Kenya Ever — All for Asian Demand for Ivory

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