Victory In The Ivory Controversy Analysis

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It’s about one thirty in the afternoon as a mother goes down to the local pool with her five year old son because he cannot swim. As they are enjoying the weather a helicopter flies overhead and men on ropes start to fall from the sky. The two immediately dash out of there and try to get away. As they are escaping, one of the men shoots the young child with a tranquilizer to put him to sleep. Afraid for her child, the mother runs to try save him. In the helicopter a gunman focuses on his target. Ready, aim, fire and boom!! The man tells his pilot to land so that he can go and capture his prey.
Upon reaching the woman the malicious man with a machete slices off this mother’s nose, gouges her eyes, and takes her hands and feet as well. In victory
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Another important fact mention is that in Kenya "the middle-man normally spends about $3,500 per kilogram of rhino horn.” (Margot 3) Now if that’s is what the middle man is paying for only a kilogram of probably powdered horn to be able to measure it, then one can only imagine the extreme financial gain a poacher can make from the sale of one rhino. Also, the value of rhino horns continues to rise because the horns are used to make medicines and handles for ceremonial daggers in China and other countries in Asia (Kelso 6). In one article entitled Raging Wars, it stated that two brothers in South Africa traveled to find rhinos to hunt in an effort to provide food for their families. The horns were later sold by the middle-man for over $20,000. This indicates that not only are the rhinos being killed uselessly, but the local poacher is being exploited and being paid pennies as compared to the large amount of the money that the middle-man and the international traders are making. In an effort to capture these poachers, the conservation park patrols have joined forces with the army to arrest these poachers. Also, they are using informers and providing them with reward money as an additional measure to help reduce this illegal activity (Martin and …show more content…
These fenced in sanctuaries provide a safety and protect the rhinos from poachers. The reservations have helped to restore the Black Rhinos from less than 50 to more than 20,000. Despite the risk of extinction, the poachers continue to slaughter the rhinos. The largest Sanctuary for black rhinos is in East Africa named Ol Pejeta Conservancy. There they home 88 of the black rhinos. This is such a benefit to the animals they now have some protection and have a chance to start to repopulate their species. Despite conservation efforts in the Economics of Extinction it states the slaughter of rhinos is one of the bloodiest form of wildlife slaughter in Africa today despite the fact that we have wildlife preservations and laws to stop the killing of these animals we face a bigger issue.(Margot). In EOS it states that "rhinos today have a bigger predator that is armed with helicopters, night vision goggles, high powered rifles and RPG 's" (Margot 2). With the predator being so advanced, it seems as though there is no way to protect the rhinos. EOS also states that despite the efforts to protect the rhinos, the agencies lack the organization, the efficiency, and the equipment that the poachers that are out there killing these animals. So despite the laws that are set to regulate the number of rhinos to hunt each year, the poachers continue to break the law and kill these

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