These brutal and graphic photos (sorry) need no explanation. The most iconic of African elephants, Satao — with tusks so long that even this beautiful, sentient being knew his life was in danger because of his ivory (he’d hide his face in bushes around humans) — was killed with poison darts and then had his face sheared off with a fucking CHAINSAW!
I fucking blame the Asians who buy the ivory. I hate the middlemen killers, who MAY be poor and looking for a way to support their family (doubt it), and I hate the radical militiamen, some of whom may use the money to fund their rebel activities elsewhere (and god knows what else). And I hate Kenya and the other South African countries for not doing more to save these creatures.
Give me a gun, a place to stay and I’ll be the lone, white ranger — out to kill any and all poachers — no questions asked.
I want to cry but I have no more tears left — this environmental eradication is so everyday now that I feel helpless and hopeless. Fuck ’em all — and kill anybody that has anything to do with this disgusting, soul-sucking trade.
Link to the story. And give to the Tsavo Trust. http://tsavotrust.org/