Elephant Poaching Up Dramatically

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 48•36 Sep 7, 2012

According to recent reports from advocacy groups, elephants in central Africa are being slaughtered at rates unseen since the 1980s, with ivory prices skyrocketing due to increased demand from emerging Asian nations, most notably China. What do you think?

  • “I say it’s the elephants’ own damn fault, always flaunting their tusks, right there on their faces.”

    Braden Stys –
    Kennel Attendant

  • “Yeah, if you’re not a careful shopper, there’s ivory in pretty much everything you buy.”

    Daren Trisler –
    Hemodialysis Technician

  • “I think we need more safe places for elephants, like the circus.”

    Megan Hemperly –
    Gravel Inspector

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