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Poachers Decimate Elephant Population

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by WriteThinking, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. WriteThinking

    WriteThinking Well-Known Member

    I don't usually post things like this because not everybody's interested, or cares, but, boy, did it enrage me.


    I know poaching's a problem, and has been for a long time. But to do this in one fell swoop...geez. What do these people think they're going to do once they get done killing all the elephants?

    Is Cameroon looking to become known for something besides soccer, maybe?

    Sometimes, I really wonder how we can lay claim to being the top form of life on this planet, or feel very good about it.
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    It's not just a Cameroon phenomenon. I was once in Disney's Animal Kindom on the African Safari adventure,
    when the truck I was on got a radio call that some poachers
    were in the area of the parks beloved "Big Red". Our truck sped off and just arrived in time to scare off the poachers.
    Thankfully Big Red was saved.
  3. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    That story is sickening.

    Without a thriving market for ivory, there is no incentive for those shits to go in and kill the animals. That infuriates me, too.
  4. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member


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  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Poaching I can understand, though it's awful.

    But I can't imagine that hunting elephants would be very satisfying.
  6. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Only with a pea shooter.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    NO POLITICS! Just kidding.

    I think elephant poaching is disgusting. To shoot and kill an elephant, take the tusks for ivory and leave the beast's body to rot is a disgraceful practice. Since it's not here, where we have that pesky Fourth Amendment and all that, Cameroon should go all Starman and put out shoot-to-kill orders on suspected poachers.
  8. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    This made me laugh out loud.
  9. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member


    It's part of the ride. He is not kidding.
  10. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    I KNOW. But he played it straight, and it made me laugh.
  11. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I got ya. Sorry that wizzed right passed me.
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