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Old 04-07-2019, 03:04 PM
 
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https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/07/a...ten/index.html

"Only a skull and a pair of trousers remained after a suspected rhino poacher was killed by an elephant and then eaten by lions in Kruger National Park..".

Question: What's the difference between Yale University and Kruger National Park?

Yale University has the historic Skull and Bones Club.

Kruger National Park has the newly formed Skull and Trousers Club.
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Old 04-07-2019, 03:19 PM
 
Location: North West Arkansas (zone 6b)
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I sincerely hope that this trend continues. Keep up the good work elephants & lions.
bah, the poachers are just trying to make a living by selling something in demand on the black market. The real villains are the people demanding rhino horns and elephant tusks.

Countries should be fined for importing that and also should have zero tolerance without any loopholes.

mamoth tusks apparently are allowed and it's a loophole that is hard to prove during the import process. I would imagine there is a similiar loophole for rhino horns.
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Old 04-07-2019, 04:14 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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One word, Karma.
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Old 04-07-2019, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Some good news on the international front, for once. Animal karma, yay.
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Old 04-07-2019, 04:41 PM
 
Location: southern kansas
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bah, the poachers are just trying to make a living by selling something in demand on the black market. The real villains are the people demanding rhino horns and elephant tusks.

Countries should be fined for importing that and also should have zero tolerance without any loopholes.

mamoth tusks apparently are allowed and it's a loophole that is hard to prove during the import process. I would imagine there is a similiar loophole for rhino horns.
You beat me to it, and well said. Poachers are only half of the problem. It's too bad the elephants and lions can't reach the others involved in the trade.
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Old 04-07-2019, 05:39 PM
 
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Considering the recent news from Uganda (see my thread in the 'Africa' section here), I could see this as a new spectator sport to increase tourism. "Poacher tromping."
lol YES
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Old 04-07-2019, 05:40 PM
 
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poor guy..... made a bad choice life in life and died...
As I said in the other thread, play stupid games - win stupid prizes
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Old 04-07-2019, 05:40 PM
 
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bah, the poachers are just trying to make a living by selling something in demand on the black market. The real villains are the people demanding rhino horns and elephant tusks.

Countries should be fined for importing that and also should have zero tolerance without any loopholes.

mamoth tusks apparently are allowed and it's a loophole that is hard to prove during the import process. I would imagine there is a similiar loophole for rhino horns.
People 'demand' drugs, it doesn't mean it's ok for drug dealers to kill people to engage in the drug trade. Faulty logic.
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Old 04-07-2019, 05:57 PM
 
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What a strange story!


"An elephant "suddenly" attacked the alleged poacher, killing him, and "his accomplices claimed to have carried his body to the road so that passersby could find it in the morning. They then vanished from the Park," police said."



What did the hunting party do while that elephant was killing their friend? Did they shoot at the elephant, yet miss? All four hunters?!

Did they run away and hide? If so, when and why did the get the courage to return and carry out the body? Why not keep on running to evade the authorities?

Doesn't make sense to me.
Stories like this usually turn out to be fake. Hopefully, this one won't.
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Old 04-07-2019, 06:08 PM
 
Location: South Australia
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SOME humans.
I think a matter of degree only. Each of us has the potential to commit the most heinous crimes you can imagine.

For reference, see "Hitler's Willing Executioners; Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust"

I make no claims, but refer you to the book for consideration of a different view point

Hitler's Willing Executioners: Ordinary Germans and the Holocaust is a 1996 book by American writer Daniel Goldhagen, in which he argues that the vast majority of ordinary Germans were "willing executioners" in the Holocaust because of a unique and virulent "eliminationist antisemitism" in German political culture which had developed in the preceding centuries. Goldhagen argues that eliminationist antisemitism was the cornerstone of German national identity, was unique to Germany, and because of it ordinary German conscripts killed Jews willingly. Goldhagen asserts that this mentality grew out of medieval attitudes rooted in religion and was later secularized.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hitler...g_Executioners
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