thatbags Fri 29-Apr-16 07:01:53
This article argues that the burning of 105 metric tonnes of ivory in Kenya tomorrow will not have the intended effect of reducing ivory poaching (i.e. killing elephants) given that ivory stockpiles in east Asia amount to some 1,500 metric tonnes.
Conversely, burntheivory.org contend that burning ivory is a useful thing to do. I quote from their mission statement: "We believe that only by burning ivory stockpiles worldwide can it be insured that illegal ivory is not laundered into the system, fuelling the continued slaughter of elephants across their range".
What do gransnetters think?