I never thought about Ivory trade like this before. I was recently informed by someone well versed on the topic that ivory trade is like the drug trafficking in the USA. At first I didn’t think it was important to change my thoughts about Ivory because I believe no matter if the problem is big or small that it shouldn’t happen. They shouldn’t harm, harmless elephants. Then I realized that a lot of people, who aren’t animal people, don’t really care that the elephants are being slaughtered. Not that they are heartless but just because they don’t believe it’s there issue. Animals will solve their own problems you know. But wait if you are someone who thinks this way then you have to realize what actually results from this Drug Trafficking type of scheme. Not only are elephants being slaughtered, but the people killing them aren’t just people wanting to get rich quick. It is actually armies and rebels and groups of people selling Ivory for hundreds of thousands of dollars to fuel their weapons purchases so that they can then in turn slaughter people. So for all those non animal people out there I hope you are at least people people. Realize that the Ivory trade is not only killing elephants but destroying any semblance of government in Africa and therefore slaughtering innocent people as well.
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