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Can We Avert End Of Elephants? [Pic+]

WTF is wrong with our species?

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drawman61
Male, 50-59, Europe
 5414 Posts
Sunday, December 15, 2013 10:33:53 AM
@AnEgg- I've wondered that myself. I know it`s not right to maim an animal but if it means it`s left alone.
@OldOllie- You have a good point but I`m sure there would be an outcry if someone suddenly claimed ownership.

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 13471 Posts
Saturday, December 14, 2013 9:08:31 PM
The reason they're endangered is that no one owns them. People take care of things they own; they don`t give a crap about stuff owned by the government.

The American Bison nearly became extinct, but was brought back to sustainable levels by privately owned herds.

Capitalism > Socialism.

mentott510
Male, 60-69, Eastern US
 174 Posts
Saturday, December 14, 2013 10:56:03 AM
Forsquirl. Made no kids, saved lots of cats. I have more good deeds to do so that I can come back as a cat if they let me do so. Being an octopus might be fun too.

An-egg
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 838 Posts
Saturday, December 14, 2013 6:35:28 AM
We could always just cut all their tusks off.

AntEconomist
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 254 Posts
Saturday, December 14, 2013 6:24:31 AM
An interesting case study is Kenya and Zimbabwe. In 1979, Kenya's elephant population was around 65,000 while Zimbabwe`s was around 30,000.

Kenya outlawed elephant hunting while Zimbabwe did not. By 1989, Kenya`s elephant population had fallen to 19,000 while Zimbabwe`s had risen to 43,000.

When we don`t outlaw elephant hunting, people have an incentive to kill elephants but they also have an incentive to raise elephants. When we outlaw hunting, we remove the incentive to raise the elephants, but not the incentive to kill them.

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