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(BBC)   In Zimbabwe, elephant hunts you   (bbc.co.uk) divider line
    More: Scary, Wildlife, Wildlife management, Ivory, Hunting, Biodiversity, Conservation biology, Elephant, CITES  
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2022-11-13 2:44:45 AM  
The problem is if you allow trade it eventually winds up in derivative products you cannot create a valid chain of provenance for. It's like Christian reliquaries, so many splinters from The True across you could build Noah's ark. One valid chain of provenance gets applied to poached tusks, and suddenly there's a thousand wristwatch bezels made from a single tusk.
 
2022-11-13 2:48:52 AM  
I think elephants should be allowed to hunt until they can coexist with those who brought them to the brink of extinction.
 
2022-11-13 3:07:51 AM  
Elephants tend to ignore humans until they see one of their kind being hurt by humans and then they have a long memory.  They apparently have ways of communicating "that one, that specific one is a jerk."  There is also a thing that if you take out the old mellow bulls, a very young one might take over and they tend to be jerks too.

If they are going to thin the numbers, they better do it in a way that the Elephants don't know about.
 
2022-11-13 4:08:41 AM  

DON.MAC: Elephants tend to ignore humans until they see one of their kind being hurt by humans and then they have a long memory.  They apparently have ways of communicating "that one, that specific one is a jerk."  There is also a thing that if you take out the old mellow bulls, a very young one might take over and they tend to be jerks too.

If they are going to thin the numbers, they better do it in a way that the Elephants don't know about.


Are you confusing elephants with farkmods?
 
2022-11-13 4:22:40 AM  

Black_Lazerus: I think elephants should be allowed to hunt until they can coexist with those who brought them to the brink of extinction.


Sounds realistic.
 
2022-11-13 6:47:38 AM  
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2022-11-13 7:17:55 AM  
TFA: "a battle between humans and encroaching wildlife"

FIFY - a battle between encroaching humans and wildlife.
 
2022-11-13 8:01:30 AM  
Do ya blame them??? 🤨

If people were slaughtering my loved ones & friends for their teeth,
I'd go full Terminator on the MoFos
And Clint Eastwood on any fools nearby.

You're talking genocide.
And they've decided to go Skynet on us for it.
 
2022-11-13 8:12:39 AM  
I was concerned about the impoverished people, the loss of their crops, and the attacks on humans. However, the ONLY solution the article offers is selling trophy hunts and selling the remains of dead elephants. This isn't an article. This is propaganda written by someone who very much wants to bring elephant hunting back - a disgusting, immoral activity that simply should not be permitted.

Also, FTA: " Chieftainess Rebecca Banika, a Chobe traditional leader, told the BBC that her community received $560,000 from hunting proceeds last year, along with the meat of dead tuskers."

An entire year of murdering an endangered species and these dumb farks received only $560,000? I always imagined that the starting price for hunting humans and endangered species was at least one million dollars per head. Rich azzholes, who need to kill something and watch it suffer to derive any joy from life, should at least be asked to pay dearly for that sick privilege.
 
2022-11-13 11:27:11 AM  

DON.MAC: Elephants tend to ignore humans until they see one of their kind being hurt by humans and then they have a long memory.  They apparently have ways of communicating "that one, that specific one is a jerk."  There is also a thing that if you take out the old mellow bulls, a very young one might take over and they tend to be jerks too.

If they are going to thin the numbers, they better do it in a way that the Elephants don't know about.


That was my thought when I read about them wanting to bring back the ivory trade: "Your plan is to continue hunting & poaching a giant land-dwelling herd-centric mammal with heavy feet, tusks, and an known intelligence?"
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I'm on Team Pachyderm.
 
2022-11-13 11:28:25 AM  

Black_Lazerus: I think elephants should be allowed to hunt until they can coexist with those who brought them to the brink of extinction.


Should we advocate the same for armed inner-city gangs?

It is the same thing overall.

Oh, wait, that might interfere with you getting your latte.

Let the people directly impacted make the decisions, and stop trying to dictate things you don't understand.
 
2022-11-13 1:49:46 PM  

zgrizz: Black_Lazerus: I think elephants should be allowed to hunt until they can coexist with those who brought them to the brink of extinction.

Should we advocate the same for armed inner-city gangs?

It is the same thing overall.

Oh, wait, that might interfere with you getting your latte.

Let the people directly impacted make the decisions, and stop trying to dictate things you don't understand.


Yeah, they should be allowed to hunt and kill cops. It would make society overall safer for everyone except for billionaires, but they have their own mercenary forces anyway.
 
2022-11-13 5:20:29 PM  

zgrizz: Black_Lazerus: I think elephants should be allowed to hunt until they can coexist with those who brought them to the brink of extinction.

Should we advocate the same for armed inner-city gangs?

It is the same thing overall.

Oh, wait, that might interfere with you getting your latte.

Let the people directly impacted make the decisions, and stop trying to dictate things you don't understand.


Yup, as a whole, our species has an excellent track record off local populations taking good stewardship of their land.

shiat, we don't even have a passable record at saving species or areas we all agree should be saved.
 
2022-11-13 5:47:14 PM  

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