Demand in China for the status symbol is contributing to the slaughter of African elephants...
November 27, 2012
(CBS News) CAIRO -- International gangs are making a fortune by slaughtering African elephants and selling their tusks. Tens of thousands of the majestic creatures are being killed every year. The illegal market can be tracked from Tanzania and Kenya north to Cairo, Egypt... http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57555258/wealthy-chinese-drive-illegal-ivory-trade-boom/?tag=nl.e875&amp;s_cid=e875
LEST WE FORGET: Africa's Ivory-Profit Driven Elephant Mass Slaughter Continues - A Family Falls http://www.scoop.it/t/biodiversity-is-life/p/3292956185/lest-we-forget-africa-s-ivory-profit-driven-elephant-mass-slaughter-continues-a-family-falls