View Full Version : 2011 Worst Year for Elie and Rhino Kills

12-29-2011, 08:54 PM
They're disappearing fast----blame the Asians (http://entertainment.verizon.com/news/read.php?rip_id=%3CD9RU85KO0%40news.ap.org%3E&ps=1018)

An AP article, check the link. It's frightening. There was a ban on elephant tusks in 1989. When I was a docent at the St Louis Zoo, we'd state that the elies would survive, as there was a moratorium on killing elephants for their tusks.

Enter the Asians, particularly Chinese, with their increased affluence. The elies and rhinos are going, going, perhaps gone way sooner than we thought. :eek:

01-03-2012, 11:29 AM
Ultimately, the only places these animals are going to exist is in American and European zoos.