Protecting Elephants Is A Globally Shared Responsibility.
From Wesman Todd Shaw “Now there is no real need to go on here about just what an African elephant is, the African elephant is one of the most easily identifiable creatures on planet Earth; literally everyone with the gift of sight knows what one is. Oh I suppose some persons may not realize there are elephants that are NOT African elephants, but that is another story entirely.
I’m going to take a bit of a guess here, and please forgive me should I be wrong, but I’m thinking most persons do NOT realize there are not just one, but TWO species of African elephants; the African bush elephant, and the slightly smaller African forest elephant. Both of these species of elephant are facing slaughters in the tens of thousands right now, as their ivory can be converted to cash at unprecedented rates.
Were the entire nation of the USA polled, then the percentage of persons who would like to see the African elephants extinct would be so extraordinarily small as to be a statistical irrelevancy, yet the African elephants are in real danger just the same.
What does the USA have to do with the survival of African elephants?
Well, I just used the imaginary USA poll as a bit of example. I don’t think much of anyone wants to see African elephants get remotely close to extinction, but yet it is heading that way for them just the same. If you happen to buy into the notion that the USA is the most powerful nation on Earth still, then the USA should definitely lead the way towards making absolutely certain the elephants of Africa in no way become more threatened than they already are.
It’s a global responsibility we have, we only have one planet.
Who Is Killing The Elephants?
Quite literally, we are. The enemy of the planet is us, and humanity alone has that little extra something that prevents it from spreading out and finding maintainable levels within its respective ecosystems. Oh don’t get me wrong, there have been human communities that lived in harmony with the natural world, but we always label those people as “savages,” and then we take everything they have…their land, which they were wise enough to know was never really theirs to begin with, and in some cases we just have a good old fashioned genocide against them in the name of corporations and consumerism stupidity.” Story Continues Here
- Battle for the Elephants (stilllifeprojects.com)
- Gabon introduces gun control to protect elephants (wildlifenews.co.uk)
- Elephant crisis – what poaching does to animals, environments and people (environmentaleducationuk.wordpress.com)
- African elephant using tool, video (familysurvivalprotocol.com)
- The Fastest Way To Conservation Is Increasing Literacy (fastcoexist.com)