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A burning issue.
I am Ukrainian, living in South Africa. I am a witness to a rhino poaching crisis, while helping my husband to breed rhinos for future generations. I'd like to share my thoughts about the reality which African continent is facing currently:
It is a very sad situation when African people lose their natural heritage due to poaching. It's even sadder when those who burn stolen natural resources, which belong to Africa, present such action like a stand against poaching in the name of African countries. Such radical and illogical steps have been done by international NGOs who collect millions of dollars on African wildlife crisis; more crisis- more suffering- more donations. It has nothing to do with reducing demand for rhino horn and Ivory because demand does not kill the rhino or elephant, but a method by which the demand is supplied.
Burning Ivory and rhino horn has nothing to do with African countries' stand. African people have very little say in such actions because they have had their rights taking away by NGOs that dictate wildlife policies in Kenya, for example. The same NGOs are currently trying to highjack South African wildlife policies too.
P.S. Donations won't save African wildlife, your voice will. When you know better - you CAN do better.
251 views May 2, 2016
Albina Hume 4,650 points
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Ivory doesn't burn.  What we are watching is a continuous feed of fuel oil on fire to try to destroy the ivory.  Thousand of gallons of fuel oil burnt polluting the air while the corrupt government endorses this waste.
All for a big show to make it appear they are doing something for wildlife.  They claim it is to show that ivory has no value to help elephants. But in fact, this foolish act is not helping any elephants or wildlife, and by destroying this ivory Kenya is actually creating a higher value for the remaining illegal ivory and playing into the hands of the illegal poaching syndicates.  The illegal black market is celebrating this ill conceived idea as they will now make more profit on increased poaching, not less poaching!
+2 votes
May 3, 2016
Albina Hume 4,650 points
I wonder if such an abusive inviromental act would be allowed in the USA and the UK?
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May 4, 2016