Skip to comments.Poachers kill 11 elephants in Kenya
Posted on 01/08/2013 9:20:40 PM PST by chessplayer
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.
"The entire family of 11 elephants have been confirmed poached and tusks chopped off. All the carcasses had bullet wounds," the service said in a statement.
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It is important to let the skulls rot 5 days to enable the tusk to release. Time isn’t a luxary for poachers so my guess they left a fifth of each tusk behind.
Wow! This is terrible news! Hope it doesn’t ruin my appetite as I sit down to eat my bacon cheeseburger.
I agree completely.
Ooooh, militaristic and anti-black, can't have that now. But what if Kenya got serious about stopping the poachers. Might find a few souls that would happily protect elephants from two legged savages.
Greenpeace and all those fur lovers are so passionate about saving animals, so do something other than throwing red paint on some rich bitch!
Oooh, that might be racist to suggest doing anything against a protected race............
When I was in Kenya and Tanzania on safari in 2003, the newspaper mentioned encounters with poachers almost every day. People there despise poachers.
I will take a guess and they are former Somali pirates, they are ethnically related to many Kenyans so they blend in the population.
Bastards. I wouldn’t EVER buy anything containing ivory. The UN ought to do something useful for a change and outlaw the ivory trade. HA...like that’ll ever happen...
Back in 1980, I visited with a Texas millionaire transplanted to Kenya. He had a huge ranch and his own force of game wardens. His ranch had more elephants & rhino than it could sustain, so he offered some them to the Kenya Wildlife Service.
“Thanks, but no thanks”, was their reply, “we could not keep them safe from poachers”.
Odingo obama’s fellow countrymen in action
You know the nice thing about elephant hunting, they’re so dam big you don’t have to be a good shot.
I bought this wallet from that pricey Kraut catalog, Hammlecher-Schlemmer or something: $600.00.
It was made from a bull elephant’s foreskin. Man was my wife mad!
But I showed her that if you rubbed it just right, it turned into a garment bag. So it was all good.
On another note, we heard shots in the concession we were hunting. The PH said that if those were poachers. we were going to shoot everyone of them. Apparently there is an open license on poachers.
He also explained that the reason there were so much wildlife in Zim was because the animals had an economic value. Hence, everyone in the country had a reason to ensure their survival. Kenya has outlawed hunting for some years. There is no money for games scouts or wardens to patrol for the poachers, so the poachers have free rein. There is less than 10 per cent of the wildlife in Kenya since the hunting ban.
i pretty much agree on how to handle the poachers. we’re not talking about survival kills, or hunting plentiful game here.
...and so the elephant’s death certificates will be registered in the State of Hawaii, yes?
If Obama had a Son...
Is the removal of tusk fatal? Has anyone ever tried putting the animal to sleep and then removing the tusk? I’m just curious.
All the carcasses had bullet wounds
Anyway, he took tons of pictures each trip and hosted a slide show at the local grade school for the kids there........It was very educational for the kids.
What's funny is that particular year, when Marty headed to Africa, his wife went her own way to Alaska for a cariboo hunt......
I've thought about that too. That could be a deterrent to poachers.......
I believe there is an international ban on trading and using ivory.
I agree with you. I’ve been an animal lover all my life, and I have no problem with hunting for food and hunting deer in the fall. While I wouldn’t want to do it myself, I understand that the PETA idiots who scream about it are clueless that an end to hunting means deer dying slow deaths due to starvation.
But killing elephants for ivory and cats for fur coats, that sort of thing? I despise it and I wouldn’t give a damn if the people who do it end up dead. If that makes me an animal nut and takes points away from my conservatism, so be it.
I agree with you also.
In the last few days I’ve been searching for a new coat with a hood and so many have “real fox” trim. I just won’t do it. On the other hand I have no inhibitions about mink or alligator - nasty animals.