Elephants on Contraception Limits Ivory Harvesting
I have always wondered why SADC countries can’t harvest ivory from plentiful elephants.
For South Africa, putting elephants on contraception sadly limits ivory harvesting. Why not cull them and harvest the ivory and other products?
The meat would be given to poor communities. The hide can be sold to companies that sell hides to shoe and bag manufacturers.
The reason why ANYBODY can’t harvest elephants for their ivory and/or hide is because of the existence of the animal rights criminals. AND because our governments have been persuaded to listen to them. Indeed, I believe many African governments are on the animal rightists’ pay role.
Putting elephant cows on contraceptives is cruel and ineffective – because they require a booster every six months – and how do you know (out of a herd of 30 000) which elephants were NOT treated six months before, and which ones WERE so treated. Besides that contraceptives keep the cows in perpetual oestrus and that means they get no peace from randy old bulls. It is therefore cruel.
What most people do not know is that elephant hide recovered from a culling programme is much more valuable than the ivory that has also been recovered. Elephant hide produces a very high-class leather and should be used MORE on expensive furniture that for boots and bags.
There are a lot that people ‘who know the ropes’ and can tell the world about this sort of information. But the animal rights criminals block us all the way.
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Sadly, it really isn’t enough that wildlife in its varied forms, has the sole and only purpose of being an ornament.
With careful, ethical and focused management, wildlife is self sustaining …….. wildlife WILL support itself, but no if left to its own devices.
The problem that we have is that the AR activists campaign on the basis that they alone have the best interests of our environment at heart – and whilst perhaps the only point of agreement, is that both sides want the very same thing – it’s just that those who by political bent as activists and whilst claiming the moral high ground, in reality don’t have a plan beyond doing nothing …. and that has never worked in any other sector of humanity, and it won’t now.