Elephant tusks pre-cut to discourage poachers
Sat, 01 Dec 2012 8:17p.m.
African elephants are being slaughtered at such a rate that conservationists are taking desperate measures to try and save them.
Laws haven't stopped poachers, who kill elephants for their ivory, so now they're trying to remove the temptation.
Government veterinarians are purposefully removing elephants’ tusks in hopes they will be less of a target for poachers, but the move is controversial.
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10/03/2013 7:18:24 a.m.
Terry Feleppa wrote:
STOP THE SLAUGHTER NOW!!!!! There are always viable alternatives to taking life after life after life. GIVE LIFE..DON"T TAKE IT!
6/03/2013 4:17:54 p.m.
Imre Mikoss wrote:
Please for anyone outside that read these words. It is very urgent to take bold moves to save the elephants. I have just read that some of them are tusk less their entire lives. That means that elephants CAN survive without tusks. The way to save them is to remove the entire tusk in a sedated elephant by expert veterinarians, in a way that the tusk WILL NOT GROW BACK. In order to obtain economical support for this program, the removed tusks must be sold in the international market at present high prices. Then this program will be economically self fulled and a big number of elephants saved. Please if you like this idea help me to spreed the word.
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