TV News LIES

Thursday, Jul 24th

Last update02:22:45 PM GMT

You are here News International Inside the Global Industry That's Slaughtering Africa's Elephants

Inside the Global Industry That's Slaughtering Africa's Elephants

E-mail Print PDF

Slaughtering elephantsDestruction and Death, as Pope Francis offered this homily in St. Peter's Square, had just left the scene in the central African nation of Chad, where in a single night in mid-March 89 elephants were slaughtered for their tusks.

Reports described the ivory poachers as 50 or so men on camel and horseback, speaking Arabic, armed with AK-47s, and presumed to be the same band that came over from Sudan last year to execute more than 450 elephants in Cameroon -- on that foray, dispatching their victims with rocket-propelled grenades.

In Chad, near the Cameroon border to the south, they left their mark by sparing not even the 33 pregnant females and 15 elephant calves, and by hacking off the tusks while some of the creatures were still alive. There were four park rangers on duty that night, short a fifth guard who was murdered by poachers last year.

But they were far away at the time, and, in any case, would have been helpless against overwhelming force. Among other problems, the elephant preserve is about 850 square miles, a big stretch of creation for just four guys to protect.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Air Algerie plane disappears from radar; 116 aboard

Air Algerie plainAn Air Algerie flight carrying 116 people from Burkina Faso to Algeria’s capital disappeared from radar...

US-backed militia runs amok in Afghanistan

Afghans run amokBefore dawn on June 1, a group of U.S. special forces and Afghan army commandos arrived...

Israeli fire hits UN facility in Gaza, killing 15

Gaza UN school hitIsraeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the northern Gaza Strip on...

TransAsia Airways crashes in Taiwan, at least 40 dead

TransAsia crash in TaiwanAt least 47 people were feared dead after a TransAsia Airways plane crashed Wednesday while trying...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!