Tuesday, March 19th 2013, 7:46 AM EDT
May of our critics assume we don't care about the Environment...I do, and I know you do as well...I hate reading reports like this and I only wish I could do something to stop this kind of situation from happening. When I see Ivory for sale in shops I put it to the sales assistant or the shop owner that they are part of a supply chain that is responsible for the murder of Elephants and if they simply did not purchase or sell Ivory there would be more of these beautiful animals in the world. Sadly my words fall on deaf ears, maybe this story should be promoted to let people understand the harm they are doing by selling Ivory.
Eighty-six elephants, including 33 pregnant females, have been killed for their ivory in less than a week, according to animal welfare campaigners in Africa.
The elephants were killed near the Chad border with Cameroon.
Activists say it is the worst killing spree since early 2012 when poachers killed as many as many as 650 elephants in a matter of weeks in Cameroon's Bouba Ndjida National Park.
"This is completely shocking," said Céline Sissler-Bienvenu, director of the International Fund for Animal Welfare in France and Francophone Africa (Ifaw).
"Elephants in Central Africa continue to be under siege from unscrupulous poachers. The killing of 86 elephants, including pregnant cows, is evidence of the callous brutality demanded to feed the appetite of the ivory trade," she added.
Information received by Ifaw indicates that local communities close to Fianga city, in south-west Chad, where the elephants were killed, have been asking their government for help in resolving local elephant conflict issues for at least two years.
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Source Link: channel4.com