Earlier this week, the hacked-up bodies of at least 26 elephants were discovered in Botswana’s heavily protected Chobe National Park, the largest and most brutal poaching event the park has ever experienced.
This shocking slaughter is just the latest incident in the poaching crisis that has devastated the populations of both African elephant species. New data published Wednesday reveal that poachers killed off 30 percent of Africa’s savanna elephants between 2007 and 2014—about 144,000 animals—and that their numbers now continue to fall at an additional 8 percent per year.
IT doesn’t take a maths genius to see that at this rate it won’t be long before they’re all gone unless something DRASTIC happens to change it.
Don’t turn away from the picture like I always want to do… look at it… look at the atrocious waste of life … and for what?