It seems that the wealthy are driving a new demand for elephant poaching. And, despite the alarming decline in elephant numbers authorities can rationalize sales to “preferred buyers”, largely from Asian markets.
Political correctness sanctions ivory use in many western countries on the grounds of its use in traditional medicines. The faithful the world over “need” their carved ivory icons and artifacts. Buyers don’t care that their greed is driving another species to the brink of extinction.
They don’t care that these intelligent and emotional animals suffer as they and their family members are murdered. They are oblivious to the pain endured as elephant societies disintegrate. Please show that there are some human beings who prize life before luxury. Help stop the purposeless slaughter of our fellow creatures. CHRIS KLONDIKE MASUAK