African Elephants : A Problem With Humanity

1214 Words Oct 25th, 2016 5 Pages
When you think of the African Elephant what do you think? They are massive in size. Also, some studies say they can compare to humans in the caring perspective. Well these mesmerizing animals has a terrifying problem. According to a CNN reporter David Mckenzie, “A third of Africa’s elephants wiped out in seven years.”(Mckenzie “Our Living Dinosaurs”) This is a devastating statistic. People are poaching elephants for their ivory tusks. This is a serious problem with humanity. A problem that comes from greed and selfishness. They are causing a major extinction of these gentle giants. These “living dinosaurs” are getting mutilated for one reason. Elephants have Ivory tusks that is very expensive on the black market.
To start with, Africa is causing one of the biggest extinction next to the dinosaurs age. African poachers are severing the heads off of innocent elephants for one reason. Poachers a decimating the total number of African elephants for their Ivory tusks. According to National Geographic reporter Brad Scriber, “ Roughly one of every twelve African elephants was killed by a poacher.” (Scriber “100,000 Elephants Killed by Poachers in Just Three Years, Landmark Analysis Finds”) Poachers are killing these Elephants to survive. To make money to provide food for their family. The African economy must be terrible for them to decimate their native animal. Killing Elephants for their tusk is a simple way for the African poacher to can get a quick buck. But they are not…
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