The immorality of saving elephants

Elephants PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES
Elephants PIC. THALEFANG CHARLES

Saving the elephants is the most popular goal of animal rights groups in the developed world, even though related species have not existed there for thousands of years.

Over two-thirds of the world’s African elephant population lives in four southern African countries: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe. By contrast, in the remainder of Africa herd numbers from poaching and population pressures have been in dramatic decline.

One would think that the four states protecting most of the surviving elephants would be rewarded for their exceptional efforts. But to the contrary, these states have been punished. This outcome was strikingly evident at last month’s meeting in Geneva of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).

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