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Omaha Steve

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Sat Dec 12, 2015, 08:52 PM Dec 2015

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Last year, the Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force reported that a number of baby elephants aged two and five years old had been abducted from Hwange National Park. Earlier this year, twenty-four were shipped to China to perform circus-like acts for the public; 170 more are currently waiting to join them.

As justification, Zimbabwean lawmakers claim the elephants are disturbing their neighbors, eating too much food, and are a threat to the economy. To rectify these apparently horrendous crimes, the government has decided to sell the elephant calves into slavery — to live out the rest of their lives as objects of entertainment.

Each elephant is being sold by the Zimbabwean government for about $40,000 — a small price for the lives of some of the most caring sentient beings on the planet.

The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) Secretariat has stated, "[T]he export would not be detrimental to the survival of the species in the wild." However, since the forest-dwelling and savannah elephants of Africa are still classified as a single species by the IUCN — despite evidence suggesting they are genetically distinct — the statement by CITES is based in conjecture and not fact.

Tell CITES Secretary-General John E. Scanlon to retract his approval of this trade, and postpone any decision on African elephants until the IUCN has re-evaluated the species status of African elephants.

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Help Save 170 Elephant Calves From Being Sold To China And Exploited For Entertainment E action (Original Post) Omaha Steve Dec 2015 OP
So many horrors happen in China. Duppers Jan 2016 #1


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1. So many horrors happen in China.
Fri Jan 22, 2016, 12:45 AM
Jan 2016

I don't have a great deal of respect for them since most seem to lack any sensitivity to animals' pain.

Take the Yulin Dog Meat Festival for instance...


And I say this after spending a month in China visiting a dear Chinese friend.

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