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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:22 PM

Poachers kill 11 elephants in Kenya

Source: Irish Times

Poachers killed a family of 11 elephants in the biggest single mass shooting of the animals on record in Kenya, wildlife officials said today.

A gang of about 10 attackers hacked off the elephants' tusks in Tsavo East National Park on Saturday, officials said - the latest sign of a resurgence of mostly Asian demand for ivory jewellery and ornaments.

"(It) shows the great lengths these criminal cartels are ready to go to get ivory. It's really tragic," Kenya Wildlife Service spokesman Paul Udo told Reuters via Twitter.

He said it was the worst single incident of its kind recorded in the East African country. Elephant poaching in Kenya declined sharply after 1989 when the government banned trade in ivory.

Read more: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2013/0107/breaking46.html



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Reply Poachers kill 11 elephants in Kenya (Original post)
Seedersandleechers Jan 2013 OP
MotherPetrie Jan 2013 #1
tawadi Jan 2013 #2
lunasun Jan 2013 #3
Mimosa Jan 2013 #18
samsingh Jan 2013 #4
tblue Jan 2013 #5
onehandle Jan 2013 #6
Jenoch Jan 2013 #7
glinda Jan 2013 #8
billbailey19448jj Jan 2013 #9
Deep13 Jan 2013 #10
ButterflyBlood Jan 2013 #11
Posteritatis Jan 2013 #20
Recursion Jan 2013 #12
840high Jan 2013 #14
mokawanis Jan 2013 #13
Franker65 Jan 2013 #15
Mimosa Jan 2013 #19
ZombieHorde Jan 2013 #16
SkyDaddy7 Jan 2013 #17
tabasco Jan 2013 #21
and-justice-for-all Jan 2013 #22
SariesNightly Jan 2013 #23
Undismayed Jan 2013 #24
Nihil Jan 2013 #25
budkin Jan 2013 #26
closeupready Jan 2013 #27

Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:30 PM

1. Evil fuckers!!!!!!!

 

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:31 PM

2. Saw this on huffingtonpost.com

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:31 PM

3. I can not believe this is starting to grow again and worse then ever

Been to Tsavo and this is sad
These poachers are criminals and very dangerous
Global shame the Asian demand that is ordering the kills imo
It may work better than dealing with the criminal$

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Response to lunasun (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:34 PM

18. Agree that Global shaming may help. n/t

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:32 PM

4. complete fing assholes

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:35 PM

5. I've been there. They are so majestic

and proud and protective. This is hideous! I hope the poachers, and whoever is paying them, get caught and damn whoever tries to buy those tusks!

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:36 PM

6. Asia is the third world with high tech.

Seriously. It's as if the dark ages had cell phones and Internet access.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:45 PM

7. I recently read a story where some

former poachers in Kenya are now being paid to protect the elephants. The poachers themselves don't earn all that much for the ivory.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:49 PM

8. It will only stop when they totally move them to another Country. Seriously.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:55 PM

9. Those poachers are truly evil men

 

May they get the retribution they richly deserve. I feel so sorry for those poor elephants who had to suffer like that.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 11:57 PM

10. a special place in hell....

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:00 AM

11. India recently legalized allowing forest guards to use deadly force against poachers

With stuff like this it's easy to see why. Scum.

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Response to ButterflyBlood (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 06:16 PM

20. I'm quite comfortable with that rule. (nt)

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:13 AM

12. Shoot. Poachers. On. Sight.

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Response to Recursion (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 01:13 AM

14. Yes. Yes!

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:31 AM

13. Heartbreaking and infuriating

I hope they find the assholes who did this and put some heavy punishment on them.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:39 AM

15. Horrendous

They need to do everything possible to defend these animals. Even introduce a death sentence for anybody found guilty of shooting them.

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Response to Franker65 (Reply #15)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 12:36 PM

19. ^ Agree with you ^

It would stop the slaughter of these intelligent wonderful animals.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 04:39 AM

16. I don't know why, but I really like elephants. nt

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:31 AM

17. Because they are very intelligent creatures...

Who mourn their dead like we do. This is like hearing of a mass shooting in America to us this will effect other elephants in the area as well. SAD!!

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:01 PM

21. I hate these fuckers with the heat of 1,000 suns

Poachers deserve a painful death.

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 09:51 PM

22. I would like to pouch a poucher..nt

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:04 PM

23. Kill poachers on sight

n/t

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 11:20 PM

24. Anyone else find it funny that..

 

many people here staunchly oppose deadly force in instances of human victims, but once an animal is involved, go for it! Overwhelming consensus for government sanctioned murder! It's almost as if people are using emotion rather than logic. Humans are funny like that eh?

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Response to Undismayed (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 08:56 AM

25. Yeah, absolutely f*cking hysterical ...

... almost as good as posting a disrupting reply to an OP where a family of 11 elephants
were slaughtered just so that some savages can hack off the tusks for sale to some
other savages ...



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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:10 AM

26. There is a special place in hell reserved for these scumbags

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Response to Seedersandleechers (Original post)

Wed Jan 9, 2013, 10:26 AM

27. Historically, megafauna are extinguished wherever people go.

Since the human population continues expanding, I expect - as I have predicted for many years - that most of the megafauna will become extinct. Tigers and Rhinoes are probably going to disappear, sadly.

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