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  • The African Ivory Trade

    African Ivory Trade Throughout the course of history there has remained one constant, humans are never satisfied. Since the dawn of human history humans have had this desire to crave more and want better. The idea of never being satisfied has led to many accomplishments for the human race, from the expansion of empires such as the Greek and Roman empires, to technological advances in medicine that have pro longed life, and the expansion of knowledge through books and curiosity. All have come from the fact that people are never content with what they have. But like everything in the world this desire has come at a cost, on the negative side, millions of native people have been killed as a result of colorization and millions of animals across…

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  • Ivory Trade In China

    facing extinction; mostly because of China 's market forcing to the price of ivory through the roof, to the price of that was once reserved for the one of the most valuable commodity, gold. Unlike most "middle" class citizens around the world, China 's middle class citizens tend to have a strong purchasing power. Due to the booming of China 's middle class, consumer demands are at it speak, and the desire for ivory is at it 's all time high. Because recently acquired ivory can be sold legally in…

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  • Ivory Trade Controversy

    The poaching of elephants and the ivory trade has become an extremely pressing and controversial issue over the past few years, most noticeably in Botswana perspectives have been altered and bias has been made. This issue has sparked unrest and controversy all around the world. Protests began in Botswana concerning it, dividing the environmentalist from the poachers. From the 1970’s to the late 1980’s, elephant populations were slaughtered due to the legal regulated trade in ivory, which…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Ivory Trade

    Ivory is a hard creamy-white substance, typically used to make jewelry and other ornaments, that composes elephant tusks. Due to the high price of ivory killing elephants for their tusks has become quite a lucrative business which has resulted in the African elephant being brought to the brink of extinction. The prohibitionists dominate the ivory trade debate, however is a ban on ivory trade really all that beneficial. I argue that an ivory trade ban is in fact counterintuitive and brings with…

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  • The Ivory Game Movie Analysis

    Ivory trafficking is an immense problem that is threatening the lives of the diminishing African elephant population. In an attempt to raise awareness of the crisis, the documentary was filmed undercover for sixteen months in the heart of the problem. Kief Davidson and Richard Ladkani’s documentary “The Ivory Game” expresses the concern of elephants possibly becoming extinct due to poaching for their ivory tusks. The film delves into well-known poachers and their hotspots in an attempt to arrest…

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  • Argument Against Ivory Trade

    killing elephants in Africa and Asia to use their ivory for objects such as piano keys and billiard balls. In 1989, an international ban was put on the ivory trade. The ban made it legal to trade in one’s own country, but illegal to export the ivory to other countries. Even with the ban, tourists buy ivory trinkets when visiting Africa and Asia, and some people believe it would be okay to export some ivory to help the economy in Africa. Ivory poaching should be stopped due to animal cruelty,…

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  • Wildlife Planet Research Paper

    By Dominick Mezzapesa - Wildlife Planet News After decades of Ignoring an international ban on trading poached ivory, it 's time to give Japan a beatdown for their elephant poching crimes. Wildlife Planet has focused it 's attention, and rightfully so on China. It 's our poster child for the mass slaughtering of Elephants, Tigers and Rhinos. Without a doubt it has earned much of the blame for the killing of 96 elephants a day across Africa. China 's role in the butchering of Dogs and cats for…

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  • Marllow's Views Of American Imperialism

    Marlow first utters this quote upon arriving in Central Station for the first time and offers his general feelings about his surroundings. He sees first hand, the immense wealth that the ivory trade brings into the Station that makes his aunt and inversely him, their money. But he also sees the workers for the Company, whom Marlow sees essentially just as slaves and even compares them to “faithless pilgrims. He sees that if they are pilgrims, to some sort of religion, then it is the ivory trade.…

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  • Effects Of Poaching In Africa

    subsided for a brief while. However, around the same time, China and Vietnam saw an enormous increase in the demand for the ivory and the rhino horn, which, among other factors, largely contributed to the current ongoing crisis (Baldus). At present, the major driving forces of the problem include a high demand for ivory in the Asian countries, widespread poverty, corruption, unemployment, and medicinal purposes (Kideghesho 370), and the consequences spread over various social, economic, and…

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  • Sumatran Elephants Essay

    plantations.” (a-z-animals.com). Poachers are also hunting them for their ivory tusks which is killing them off as well. “In 2012, the Sumatran Elephant was changed from “endangered” to “critically endangered” because half of it’s population has been lost in one generation.” (a-z-animals.com). Unfortunately, palm oil plantations are a huge production and will not be stopping anytime soon, this means that Sumatran Elephants are going to keep going to die off. Sumatran Elephants are herbivores,…

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