Poaching continues to be the leading cause of animal endangerment and unfortunately, it doesn't appear to be slowing down. At this very moment, there are 10 species that are being poached to near extinction and if something is not done to stop this, we will be witness to the extinction of some pretty important animals.
Can you believe we could actually witness the extinction of tigers and lions so soon? Something drastic has to be done to protect these animals. There are so many conservation efforts being put into place as well as anti poaching forces, but it appears that it is not working to its full extent. More money and time MUST be funneled into these programs otherwise we could witness the end of some seriously important animals.
What I want to know is, what are these poaching bastards going to do after they've extinct all of their profits? What do they do then? They will not only be responsible for the extinction of some beautiful, majestic creatures but they will also be setting themselves up for a massive profit loss after all is said and done. Where do you go after you've slaughtered everything you make money off of? Have they even considered ANY of the repercussions of their actions?
All of the countries that accept these kinds of products NEED to step up and tackle the black market. Without the need for these products, there would be no more need for slaughter. Attacking the black market and cracking down on the import of ANY product related to an endangered species is a crucial step to protecting what animals we have left.
We are on track to witnessing the 6th mass extinction and this story certainly stands to prove that theory correct. Want the full list? Head to the link at the top of the page for the full story.
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