Elephant Poaching in Africa
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Poachers Poison Watering Holes—African Elephants In Danger of Extinction! - Global Animal

Poachers Poison Watering Holes—African Elephants In Danger of Extinction! - Global Animal | Elephant Poaching in Africa | Scoop.it
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Poachers Poison Watering Holes—African Elephants In Danger of Extinction!
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Chloe Goodman's curator insight, February 17, 2014 7:31 AM

In Africa, people have started poaching elephants by poisoning them, they are putting cyanide in the elephant's water holes. Last year 36,000 elephants were killed. Conservationists believe this will destroy all elephants in less than 12 years. Not only the elephants are being killed, but the animals that eat the poisoned elephants are dying too,and the animals that eat them die as well. Last year, some people were caught committing this horrendous crime, and to top up on that, their punishment was 2 blooming years!! This article helps me to understand Africa by showing my how many varieties of problems there are in Africa such as, droughts, trafficking, poaching, child marriages, and there are so much more. This helps me understand that Africa needs help from the world, yet some people aren't even paying attention, their just worried about their own problems, and yes, sometimes their own problems are huge but other times their problems can be as small as the hot water turning off or that they broke a nail, but what they don't realize, is that in other places around the world, bigger things, bigger problems are going on. This topic discussed in this article was probably the saddest thing I personally heard all day, but it is definitely not the saddest thing that happened all day. I think it is unjust for the people to only have to go in jail for 2 years, when hundreds of animals are dying because of them.

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Bloody Ivory : Stop Elephant Poaching and Ivory Trade

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MT @willtravers: NAIROBI MALL: Ivory + organised crime = terrorism. Fund elephant conservation & SAVE PEOPLE & ELES! http://t.co/PDQJ7KGwj6
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