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Monday, June 16, 2014

The Biggest Elephant in the World Killed for His Tusks

Posted by on Mon, Jun 16, 2014 at 2:53 PM

IBT reports:

Satao, the world's biggest elephant, has been killed by poachers with a poison-tipped arrow in Kenya sending shockwaves among the wildlife community.

The elephant was killed for its long tusks as the poachers had chopped off its entire face after killing it.

Satao was one of the last few great elephants whose tusks reach up to the ground, and was seen as having the potential to breed bull elephants of its kind.

The reason why this great elephant is now dead can entirely be found in the global economic system that humans have accepted as TINA ("there is no alternative"). And not just because there is a market for elephant tusks, but, more importantly, the park is simply understaffed. This is the kind of shit you get with austerity.


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dnt trust me 1
I live next to a French Creole family in the C. District. The guy is a judge and has a daughter named TEENA (There est emeute no alternative)
Posted by dnt trust me on June 16, 2014 at 2:51 PM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 2
My sadness at this news can only be tempered by my hopes that the reason this noble elephant was destroyed will be the same reason humans will become extinct and the world will be left to heal.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on June 16, 2014 at 2:53 PM · Report this
raindrop 3
Awful, just awful.
Posted by raindrop on June 16, 2014 at 2:54 PM · Report this
What we need is proper controls and a registry for poison tipped arrows. It's simply crazy that Kenyans can arm themselves with weapons that can take down an elephant, literally, without having their mental status checked and with no oversight by the government.

Kill all the poachers.
Posted by ChefJoe on June 16, 2014 at 2:56 PM · Report this
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#’s 4 & 5 .. you are two of the most fucking miserable people. I’m certain deep down inside you know this, I just wish you would try to hide it.
Posted by olive oyl on June 16, 2014 at 3:34 PM · Report this
Frank Blethen's vodka distiller 7
That's totally messed up.
Posted by Frank Blethen's vodka distiller on June 16, 2014 at 3:44 PM · Report this
This has nothing to do with the economy; it has to do with human cruelty toward animals.
Posted by sarah70 on June 16, 2014 at 4:47 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 9
@8: no, it has to do with economic desperation. and the bad taste of certain nationalities who still purchase ivory on the black market.
Posted by Max Solomon on June 16, 2014 at 5:25 PM · Report this
All poachers should be put to death. Slowly.
Posted by ziptag on June 17, 2014 at 1:48 AM · Report this
NaFun 11
Allow people to raise elephants for ivory, cut off the tusks without killing the elephants. Problem solved. Same for Rhinos.
Posted by NaFun on June 17, 2014 at 1:55 AM · Report this

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