Legalize Ivory

by | Feb 2, 2013 | Stress Blog

The commie “War on Ivory” is, of course, killing the elephants it’s supposed to save. Doug Bandow breaks it down.

“Failure is not for wont of conservation efforts. Reported the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES): ‘record levels of ivory were seized and sustained throughout the period 2009 to 2011.’ But that was not nearly enough.

“Earlier this month the New York Times reported: ‘As ivory poaching becomes more militarized, with rebel groups and even government armies slaughtering thousands of elephants across Africa to cash in on record-high ivory prices, a horrible mismatch is shaping up.’ The Christian Science Monitor cited ‘the growing professionalism of poachers bankrolled by international criminals,’ which had resulted in a sevenfold increase in the number of elephants killed in Kenya.”

Read the rest here (It’s really good).

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