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Old 04-08-2019, 06:19 PM
 
Location: Port St. Lucie, Fla
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KARMA.... but Karma, you forgot the other 4 with that guy!
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Old 04-08-2019, 06:27 PM
 
Location: The New England part of Ohio
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"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..".
You reap what you sew. No tears from me.
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Old 04-08-2019, 08:41 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Elephants are more intelligent than a third or more of the humans I deal with on any given day. They know when someone's there to threaten them. Elephant herds actually organize rampages against villages in India and other locations where human development encroaches on their habitats. They know the damage they can do, and will do it when warranted. They know when a human is potentially there for its ivory, and even if that human is there to poach another species, they know they could be the next one hunted.
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Old 04-08-2019, 11:03 PM
 
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They find mammoth tusks up in Siberia. I'm sure they could be found in all the polar regions.
Yes, that region would be the right area to find them, although I dont see how its possible to mistake a mammoth tusk for an elephant tusk (or vice versa), mammoths were MUCH larger than elephants, their tusks were massive....and really the value in a mammoth tusk would be more than the ivory content, simply because it is from a mammoth! like dinosaur bones, they are highly prized and valuable, if someone sold a mammoth tusk for the ivory content, they would be taking a big loss.
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Old 04-09-2019, 08:44 AM
Status: "What a revoltin' development this is! (William Bendix)" (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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You reap what you sew. No tears from me.
But in the mindset of to many of the "Disney alumnae" at the head of (or just target-marketed by) the animal-rights constituency, the poacher is identified as a "white guy in a pith helmet", with a high-paying job and a willingness to spend a lot of money for other heavy artillery -- all to use on Cecil the Lion; the actual facts are a lot more complicated, and while there are sincere people here willing to deal with them, emotion sells; reason doesn't.

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Old 04-09-2019, 04:39 PM
 
Location: USA
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Poacher: the other white meat.
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Old 04-09-2019, 05:17 PM
Status: "What a revoltin' development this is! (William Bendix)" (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna. (birthplace)
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Poacher: the other white meat.
So apparently, you believe that most poachers are white; they are mostly native African, and subsist on a smaller, largely non-cash income that's a fraction of what Westerners earn. Thank you for proving my point as raised in Post #45.

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Easy, Trick. It was a joke, a spinoff of "Pork: the other white meat"...IMO, poaching is wrong, regardless of who does it, along with those that demand the product of said poacher.

I'm not some stone-age arch-conservative seeking to dismiss all the arguments of the animal-rights advocacy, what I am trying to prove is that the overly-simplistic emotionalism directed at the younger, and less field-wise members of the group does little more than solicit donations -- a large portion of which then go toward operating expenses.

And while appeals for legislation might carry some weight in the world's handful of tested democracies, I doubt they will in China, where the horn of a rhinoceros is still an aphrodisiac in local superstition, or in sub-Saharan Africa, where incomes are low and bribery is still a way of supplementing a meager income.

If you seek a more detailed explanation of why poaching will be so hard to stamp out, you might want to check out the article "Elephamt Killer', in the July/August 2014 issue of Smithsonian magazine.

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Old 04-09-2019, 05:26 PM
 
Location: USA
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Easy, Trick. It was a joke, a spinoff of "Pork: the other white meat"...IMO, poaching is wrong, regardless of who does it, along with those that demand the product of said poacher.
Enjoy your night.
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Old Yesterday, 03:44 PM
 
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"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..".
Good. I would have loved to watch.
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Old Today, 12:30 AM
 
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I own guns, buy am not a hunter. I would, however, be happy to engage in a ‘poacher hunt’. Of course, I would leave the meat for the wildlife.
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