Patricia Garvey
Patricia Garvey

Shoot the poachers, not the elephants. They are beautiful majestic and gentle creatures.

Suchanh Chung
Suchanh Chung
  • Patricia Garvey

Yes!!! the govornment needs to shoot to kill on site above that they need to find out who is funding these poaching. Find the culprit and let justice handle them

Janice Burdick
Janice Burdick
  • Patricia Garvey

Suchanh, it might BE the government who is funding the poaching. Certainly the government in the U.S. funds all kinds of horrible crimes...truly, you might want to check in to that.

Eric Badofsky
Eric Badofsky
  • Patricia Garvey

Janice is correct, i.e., there's little doubt that government corruption plays a significant role in poaching the world over, making the loss of innumerable species all but but impossible to stop.

Sadly, animals -- be they endangered or not -- are nothing more than a commodity to some. We need to make the price of poaching -- for the gunmen to the end consumers -- much larger than the reward. Until then, it will remain a seller's market.

Qua Couron
Qua Couron
  • Patricia Garvey

Wouldn't be surprised in the LEAST if people from here were funding it. Depending on who in the government you're talking about.

Sally White
Sally White
  • Patricia Garvey

AS sad as this may seem to the Western mind, some poachers do what they do because of the various "needs" of the same people who what to shoot them. If you have a family to feed and your livelihood has been taken from you (lost your farm to Monsanto, land no longer fertile trying to keep up with Western touted conventional farming. Killing elephants for their ivory or for any reason (including destroying them as a species due to habitat encroachment ) is abhorrent, but let's look beyond...

AS sad as this may seem to the Western mind, some poachers do what they do because of the various "needs" of the same people who what to shoot them. If you have a family to feed and your livelihood has been taken from you (lost your farm to Monsanto, land no longer fertile trying to keep up with Western touted conventional farming. Killing elephants for their ivory or for any reason (including destroying them as a species due to habitat encroachment ) is abhorrent, but let's look beyond the poachers to the buyers/funders and to what turned the poachers to their present direction.

Christine Lord
Christine Lord
  • Patricia Garvey

I agree. Kill the poachers, no questions asked.

Christine Lord
Christine Lord
  • Patricia Garvey

Janice Burdick Why do you have to bring the U.S. government into this? Geesh, give it a rest.

Kelly Cason
Kelly Cason
  • Patricia Garvey

Janice Burdick Very good point. We are spoiled living in this country and have taken our roles in this country for granted. There is a lot of money involved here and anybody could be involved.

Tom Sky
Tom Sky

It is hard to believe that petitions like this one still circulate it means there are still humans with such low perception and corrupted values it is truly unbelievable that we humans portray our self as most advanced yet capable of the lowest tolerance and behavior among the nature.

Gracja Marta Fuss
Gracja Marta Fuss
  • Tom Sky

thank you for portaying where humanity truly stands.There is a courage in picturing the truth,some will blame you for discomfort it brings out...

Philip Streuding
Philip Streuding
  • Tom Sky

when you have humans that, for the almighty dollar or ruple or whatever,that have no concerns for protected wildlife or raping of the environment or humans such as John Browne then you will continue to have this unacceptable behavior from these "humans"

Annelie Engelmann
Annelie Engelmann
  • Tom Sky

He maybe educated and a Dr. but he is certainly ignorant.

Ann Lynette Mayo
Ann Lynette Mayo
  • Tom Sky

Tom Sky: Please post in your newspaper connections: "The assumption that animals are without rights, and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance, is a positively outrageous example of western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality." Arthur Schopenhauer, "The Basis of Morality." (I have more quotes?)

Rebecca Godson
Rebecca Godson
  • Tom Sky

mswinkkle GOOD FOR YOU !!! I would have done the same .

Helen Leech
Helen Leech
  • Tom Sky

soo true Tom skye :-\

Katherine Lee Hellsten
Katherine Lee Hellsten
  • Tom Sky

Signed. We have a piano with ivory keys. We would never purchase ivory but it's been in the family for many decades, and has been passed down from our great grandmother. It is a horrible, archaic trade that NEEDS to stop, but I will continue to play on the piano, as to throw it away or sell it would only further diminish the importance of those poor dear creatures who perished in order for it to be created.
I don't mean to detract from this grave issue but this is a similar issue I'd like...

Signed. We have a piano with ivory keys. We would never purchase ivory but it's been in the family for many decades, and has been passed down from our great grandmother. It is a horrible, archaic trade that NEEDS to stop, but I will continue to play on the piano, as to throw it away or sell it would only further diminish the importance of those poor dear creatures who perished in order for it to be created.
I don't mean to detract from this grave issue but this is a similar issue I'd like to bring to your attention; I hope you support it. Thank you <3 http://www.causes.com/actions/1736270-petition-stop-the-torture-slaughter-of-animals-for-fashion

Peter Goldman
Peter Goldman
  • Tom Sky

Well done!I would personally have dropped my pants on my way out and said FU Morons!Grow up!

Peter Goldman
Peter Goldman
  • Tom Sky

mswinkkle Well done!I would personally have dropped my pants on my way out and said FU Morons!Grow up!

Olaf Severin
Olaf Severin

there is no excuse for superstitious abusement and exploiment. Also there is no logical reason to eat meet. Even the fishes r suffering horrible tortures when get caught and struggeling outside of the water. The right for living has to be placed abouve every culture or traditional aspects. There is no forgiveness at all!

Olaf Severin
Olaf Severin
  • Olaf Severin

corrigendum: "to eat meat"

Lisa Pearlman
Lisa Pearlman
  • Olaf Severin

I wish more people thought like you! What a beautiful world we would live in, if people would wake up and cast away old, destructive ways of thinking. We (society) are clinging to methodologies and habits that no longer are adaptive or suitable to our evolving planet and life forms. Eating meat is so passé, as is wearing fur, buying ivory, and many other life-denying practices...we need to engage in life-affirming activities and teach the next generations how to preserve and cultivate life...

I wish more people thought like you! What a beautiful world we would live in, if people would wake up and cast away old, destructive ways of thinking. We (society) are clinging to methodologies and habits that no longer are adaptive or suitable to our evolving planet and life forms. Eating meat is so passé, as is wearing fur, buying ivory, and many other life-denying practices...we need to engage in life-affirming activities and teach the next generations how to preserve and cultivate life rather than stunt or destroy life, like their ancestors, who initially didn't know better. Now we have the know how & technology to live cruelty-free, but unfortunately most people still choose not to, preferring to cling to old, outdated lifestyles out of convenience and fear of new ideas.

Olaf Severin
Olaf Severin
  • Olaf Severin

dear Lisa,
to be realistic enaugh, we just can try to be guidelights. We can get some audience by partaking school courses and win the speakers (professors and so on) to grant us holding a speech hour to the class. It was my experience not long ago. So, if there is a course in theology, ethics or similar to, we can use it.

Lisa Pearlman
Lisa Pearlman
  • Olaf Severin

Yes, our best hope is to teach the children & young folk, who are more open to ideas & not rigid in their attachment to old ways, like most adults are. I am thankful for Internet because it helps promote & spread awareness of things that otherwise people might never know about. No more can evil hide in secret corners of the world, thanks to viral video and Internet broadcasts available to everyone with access, whether through computer, phone, tablet, laptop etc.

Olaf Severin
Olaf Severin
  • Olaf Severin

affirmed

Verda Bradford
Verda Bradford

I love Elephants and cannot even make myself click on the video.

Ann Lynette Mayo
Ann Lynette Mayo
  • Verda Bradford

Verda: Don't look at it, just keep signing the petitions, keep forwarding them to everyone you know on the planet.

Linda Collier
Linda Collier
  • Verda Bradford

i dont want to see it i dont want my heart broke

Rebecca Godson
Rebecca Godson
  • Verda Bradford

I feel the same way my fellow animals and earth protecters. I can not see the horrific scenes of destruction.

Helen Leech
Helen Leech
  • Verda Bradford

nor can i...<3 elephants n all animals <3<3<3

Dori Bragdon
Dori Bragdon
  • Verda Bradford

verda,i feel the same way;but the video will help enlighten people tho the plight at hand

Ann Hopwell
Ann Hopwell

The way this world is going there will be none of these majestic animals left . The Evil trade and others like it has to be

Jim Allen
Jim Allen
  • Ann Hopwell

I once attended a show on The Extinction of Elephants at the International Center for Photography and I will come close to the photogs name , however I saw a young lady sopping in a corner next to foot of an elephant and I will never get the power of the moment shared.

Katherine Lee Hellsten
Katherine Lee Hellsten
  • Ann Hopwell

Signed. We have a piano with ivory keys. We would never purchase ivory but it's been in the family for many decades, and has been passed down from our great grandmother. It is a horrible, archaic trade that NEEDS to stop, but I will continue to play on the piano, as to throw it away or sell it would only further diminish the importance of those poor dear creatures who perished in order for it to be created.
I don't mean to detract from this grave issue but this is a similar issue I'd like...

Signed. We have a piano with ivory keys. We would never purchase ivory but it's been in the family for many decades, and has been passed down from our great grandmother. It is a horrible, archaic trade that NEEDS to stop, but I will continue to play on the piano, as to throw it away or sell it would only further diminish the importance of those poor dear creatures who perished in order for it to be created.
I don't mean to detract from this grave issue but this is a similar issue I'd like to bring to your attention; I hope you support it. Thank you <3 http://www.causes.com/actions/1736270-petition-stop-the-torture-slaughter-of-animals-for-fashion

Karen Cypher
Karen Cypher
  • Ann Hopwell

signed

Leslie Rowley
Leslie Rowley
  • Ann Hopwell

I also thought it was illegal. I agree if this continues are children will not be able to see them in all their glory!

Trish Lacey
Trish Lacey

well people its simple. don't holiday in their country untill they stop.don't allow any of their people into our country come on world wake up especially goverments/ and no aid to them.

Jonathan Buttall
Jonathan Buttall
  • Trish Lacey

You people are hopeless morons. Thailand is the only country that protects elephants. Boycott your own country and travel in Thailand if you want to help elephants.

Makana McGee
Makana McGee
  • Trish Lacey

You're in the wrong place if you're expecting people to actually agree with you. And no matter what you say, the act of killing elephants and removing their tusks is always going to be far worse than an elephant staying in a zoo. And yes, Thailand does have poachers. Like every country that has a good amount of elephants. Whether the country protects those elephants or not means absolutely nothing when it comes to a determined group of poachers. So they need to see about what else can be...

You're in the wrong place if you're expecting people to actually agree with you. And no matter what you say, the act of killing elephants and removing their tusks is always going to be far worse than an elephant staying in a zoo. And yes, Thailand does have poachers. Like every country that has a good amount of elephants. Whether the country protects those elephants or not means absolutely nothing when it comes to a determined group of poachers. So they need to see about what else can be done as well, so their elephants don't end up like the ones across Africa.

Jonathan Buttall
Jonathan Buttall
  • Trish Lacey

Makana McGee ; I've traveled thru Thailand, you have no information on the subject, and most of your comment was completely off topic in responding to my comment. As I pointed out, you people are morons, not knowing who's for you and who's against you. Unlike Thailand, your own country has cruelty to elephants.

Yvonne Gerdts
Yvonne Gerdts

if more people live their lives as elephant's do we wouldn't need so many petitions

Antony Gillingham
Antony Gillingham

Animals are treated like dirt out here, very sad. There are a few organisations that are making a difference though. Time for Lime and Animal Welfare in Koh Lanta are making positive progress by funding the care of abandend domestic pets. Pay them a visit if you are ever out here, the money you spend goes to a good cause.

Mia Bayle
Mia Bayle
  • Antony Gillingham

how is the dmt doing? :)

Katherine Lee Hellsten
Katherine Lee Hellsten
  • Antony Gillingham

Signed. We have a piano with ivory keys. We would never purchase ivory but it's been in the family for many decades, and has been passed down from our great grandmother. It is a horrible, archaic trade that NEEDS to stop, but I will continue to play on the piano, as to throw it away or sell it would only further diminish the importance of those poor dear creatures who perished in order for it to be created.
I don't mean to detract from this grave issue but this is a similar issue I'd like...

Signed. We have a piano with ivory keys. We would never purchase ivory but it's been in the family for many decades, and has been passed down from our great grandmother. It is a horrible, archaic trade that NEEDS to stop, but I will continue to play on the piano, as to throw it away or sell it would only further diminish the importance of those poor dear creatures who perished in order for it to be created.
I don't mean to detract from this grave issue but this is a similar issue I'd like to bring to your attention; I hope you support it. Thank you <3 http://www.causes.com/actions/1736270-petition-stop-the-torture-slaughter-of-animals-for-fashion

Denise Marguerite Csecher-Santraille

They are creating the most beautiful fake IVORY these days? What is the use of wanting the real one if theer is sooo much SUFFERING that is "glued" to it? BAN ALL TRADE OF IVORY, please?

Katherine Lee Hellsten
Katherine Lee Hellsten
  • Denise Marguerite Csecher-Santraille

Signed. We have a piano with ivory keys. We would never purchase ivory but it's been in the family for many decades, and has been passed down from our great grandmother. It is a horrible, archaic trade that NEEDS to stop, but I will continue to play on the piano, as to throw it away or sell it would only further diminish the importance of those poor dear creatures who perished in order for it to be created.
I don't mean to detract from this grave issue but this is a similar issue I'd like...

Signed. We have a piano with ivory keys. We would never purchase ivory but it's been in the family for many decades, and has been passed down from our great grandmother. It is a horrible, archaic trade that NEEDS to stop, but I will continue to play on the piano, as to throw it away or sell it would only further diminish the importance of those poor dear creatures who perished in order for it to be created.
I don't mean to detract from this grave issue but this is a similar issue I'd like to bring to your attention; I hope you support it. Thank you <3 http://www.causes.com/actions/1736270-petition-stop-the-torture-slaughter-of-animals-for-fashion

Sherry Nowlin
Sherry Nowlin

It is nice to hear all the concern for the elephants that each of you have. However, unless you are a vegan, you are contributing to the constant, horrific abuse of all of the domestic animals in order to have a steak on your plate, milk and eggs in your fridge, chicken stew etc. We tend to ignore the fact that these animals are subjected to unthinkable horrors daily but think we are noble in our concerns for the endangered species of the planet. I can truly see no difference in what...

It is nice to hear all the concern for the elephants that each of you have. However, unless you are a vegan, you are contributing to the constant, horrific abuse of all of the domestic animals in order to have a steak on your plate, milk and eggs in your fridge, chicken stew etc. We tend to ignore the fact that these animals are subjected to unthinkable horrors daily but think we are noble in our concerns for the endangered species of the planet. I can truly see no difference in what poachers do and what most people allow to continue on a daily basis with regards to the welfare of these animals. I urge all of you to educate yourselves on the realities of all the creatures of this earth and to see what part you may have in their despair. Youtube has many videos on the subject. Education is the key to ending abuse of any kind.

Makana McGee
Makana McGee
  • Sherry Nowlin

The difference is we don't eat elephants.

Sherry Nowlin
Sherry Nowlin
  • Sherry Nowlin

I don't see how that is relevant. An animal is an animal and the ones that people eat, suffer outrageous abuse daily but no one seems to care yet will get up in arms over the poaching of elephants. My point is that you can't be disgusted with poachers if you are a meat eater and contribute to the endless abuse of these domestic animals. You are no different than a poacher if you are a meat eater. If you really think about it I am right, death and abuse are the same in elephants or in the...

I don't see how that is relevant. An animal is an animal and the ones that people eat, suffer outrageous abuse daily but no one seems to care yet will get up in arms over the poaching of elephants. My point is that you can't be disgusted with poachers if you are a meat eater and contribute to the endless abuse of these domestic animals. You are no different than a poacher if you are a meat eater. If you really think about it I am right, death and abuse are the same in elephants or in the animals slaughtered for food and I can't see how anyone can justify one over the other.

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