Poachers kill 20,000 elephants, 100 million sharks, and more than 1,000 rhinos every year to feed a demand for ivory, shark fin soup and aphrodisiacs in Asia, new figures have claimed—and if this carries on, whole swathes of wildlife in the Third World will become extinct.
According to an article written by Dominic Jermey, director general of the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), an elephant is killed by poachers in Africa for its tusks every 25 minutes, and this “annihilation of wildlife by organized criminal gangs is violent, bloody, corrupt and insidious.”
Jermey said that the “horrors being waged on wildlife” include 100 million sharks killed every year, mostly for their fins; 20,000 African elephants slaughtered annually for their ivory; and more than 1,000 rhinos poached every year from South Africa alone.”
He went on to say that the losses are being exacerbated by “overpopulation, deforestation and agriculture,” although he shied away from pointing out that it was all Third World overpopulation and edification which was to blame.
An ivory shop in Bangkok, Thailand. The Asian city is one of the largest illegal ivory trading places in the world.
The elephants are being killed for their ivory, which is still in great demand in many parts of Asia.
In addition, manta rays are being fished for their gill plates that are sold in China as medicine claimed to treat a range of health complaints from asthma to chicken pox, and even cancer. There has been a reported 86 percent decline in sightings of the fish off the east African coast over the past ten years.
A recent article in Nigeria’s The Nation newspaper reported that the number of elephants remaining in the Yankari Game Reserve (YGR), located in the south-central part of Bauchi State, in northeastern Nigeria, is now down below 400, whereas as recently as 2006 they numbered “in their thousands.”
Furthermore, the report said, Savanna elephant numbers have declined by a third from 2007 to 2014.
A major factor pushing the edification of the forests in Africa and elsewhere is the rampant overpopulation—which in turn is directly the fault of white western liberals who insist on endless “foreign aid” to the Third World.
All this “foreign aid” does is artificially boost nonwhite numbers to utterly unsustainable levels, which leads to the further destruction of the environment. It is clear that “foreign aid” is highly counterproductive, and serves to cause far more problems than it purports to solve.
Finally, the demand in Asia for ivory, shark fins, rhino horns and other primitive “medicines” needs to be physically halted. A failure to take all these measures will inevitably lead to the extermination of all wildlife in Africa.