Why are there poachers? What makes someone want to kill an innocent animal? Money, or does it make some moron feel macho, like a real man, to kill an animal that cannot even defend itself against human weapons? I don’t believe that the African people have the slightest idea of how lucky they are, to have animals there that most of us will only ever see in pictures. The elephants who are in dire need of water, seek out watering holes where they can, then they are speared by the Africans there who take their cattle to the same watering hole! Not only do they begrudge the elephants the water, but to spear them so that they die a slow agonizing death, which also leaves their calves to die!
I watched some real estate show a few days ago, this man wanted a second place in Alaska for him and his son. He wanted somewhere where there were a lot of clusters of bears, so that he and the son could shoot them! He attempted to justify their thrill of killing bears, by stating that they often donate the meat, and went so far as to inspect some droppings by a lake to be sure that it was from a bear! Sadly, his pre teen kid was a clone of himself, all about shooting and killing anything that moved. No one ever seems to give thought to what happens when there are no more animals left because they have hunted them to extinction!
Mankind just loves to slaughter, to wipe out any and every species that there are, seals, whales, sharks, wolves, rhinoceros, elephants, lions, tigers, leopards, pumas, wild boars, gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans, polar bears, grizzly bears, black bears, elk, alligators, crocodiles, hell, they even hunt and kill snakes for their skins! It seems that people like that, wont be happy, wont stop the killing, until there is nothing left to kill anymore, and then, who knows, perhaps their taste for blood will extend to humans!
I’ve never been able to understand it, it’s not even like it’s a challenge to kill an innocent animal, after all, the animal can’t defend itself, it’s unarmed, it doesn’t stand a chance, so how can these guys brag about killing them? I don’t know which is worse, the braggarts or the good for nothings that poach animals for the money they can get! What should be done in each country that has a problem with poachers, is to have a task force set up, when poachers go after an animal, the task force should shoot them on sight, plain and simple. I guarantee that it would cut down on the poaching then! I am all for the right to bear arms, however, these people who stockpile guns just to go out continually hunting and killing animals, take their guns and their right to have one! We need strict limits on how many animals people are allowed to hunt, but the laws need to be enforced!
Elephants are in one of the sorriest states, they are so intelligent and compassionate, they mourn their dead like no other animal out there, and are very like us. They are suffering terribly with food shortages, drought, and of course with human hatred. They have no one to give them a voice, to stick up for them, protect them, protect their young, to insure that they have a future. It’s not the problem of another country, it’s a problem for all of us, because if we don’t do something soon, it’ll be too late for all species.