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China's Human Organ Snatchers Ordered by Chinese Government to Save Worlds Elephants !

by Hillary's Agenda* Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 at 12:04 AM
poorestamericans@aol.com

We applaud Chinese leaders for deciding to send their countries human organ transplant specialists out into the International elephant community to install all of them with artificial tusks preventing future poachers from killing them for ivory profit$..

Tampa'sLowryParkZoo @LowryParkZoo

Poaching is driving elephants and other treasured African species to brink of extinction. Last week the US...



1) Hillary's Agenda* @HILLARYSAGENDA

@LowryParkZoo~If China's captive Falun Gong meditation captive prisoners are being killed in Chinese prisons,for organ transplants

then..



2) Hillary's Agenda* @HILLARYSAGENDA

@LowryParkZoo~Chinese organ transplant folks also have the skills to transplant the Worlds elephants with artificial tusks so they can live



3) Hillary's Agenda* @HILLARYSAGENDA

@LowryParkZoo~The future International elephant population can obviously be saved using implanted tusks to replace valuable real ivory

tusks



4) Hillary's Agenda* @HILLARYSAGENDA

@LowryParkZoo~Once Ivory Tusks are acquired by Gov't agencies,they can be sold Internationally to help protect Gods other endangered animals



5) Hillary's Agenda* @HILLARYSAGENDA

@LowryParkZoo~Using Chinese transplant specialists to save World's Elephants,allows us 0 worries about China's endangered Falun Gong

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BIODIVERSITY, ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

U.S. Destroys Confiscated Ivory, Sends Message that Elephant Poaching,

Wildlife Trafficking Must be Crushed

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service | November 15, 2013 9:54 am

The U.S. yesterday destroyed its six-ton stock of confiscated elephant

ivory, sending a clear message that the nation will not tolerate

wildlife crime that threatens to wipe out the African elephant and a

host of other species around the globe.



The destruction of this ivory, which took place at the U.S. Fish and

Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Property Repository on Rocky

Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge near Denver, CO, was

witnessed by representatives of African nations and other countries,

dozens of leading conservationists and international media

representatives. It is the latest in a series of actions by the Obama

Administration designed to crack down on international poaching and

illegal wildlife trafficking.

“Rising demand for ivory is fueling a renewed and horrific slaughter of

elephants in Africa, threatening remaining populations across the

continent,” said Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell. “We will

continue to work aggressively with the Department of Justice and law

enforcement agencies around the world to investigate, arrest and

prosecute criminals who traffic in ivory.”

“We encourage other nations to join us in destroying confiscated ivory

stockpiles and taking other actions to combat wildlife crime,” she

concluded.

Some six tons of ivory were pulverized by an industrial rock crusher in

front of some of the world’s most influential conservationists.

Speakers included U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe;

Ginette Hemley, senior vice president of World Wildlife Fund (WWF);

Azzedine Downes, CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare

(IFAW); and Paula Kahumbu, executive director of WildlifeDirect.

Remarks were also provided by Robert Dreher, acting assistant attorney

general for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S.

Department of Justice and Judy Garber, principal deputy assistant

secretary, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and

Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State.



The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service destroyed an ivory stockpile that

had been accumulated over the past 25 years, in undercover operations.

Photo credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service /Flickr

“By crushing its contraband ivory tusks and trinkets, the U.S.

government sends a signal that it will not tolerate the senseless

killing of elephants,” said Carter Roberts, president and CEO of WWF.

“Other countries need to join the U.S., Gabon, Kenya and the

Philippines to take a stand against the crime syndicates behind this

slaughter.”

“The destruction of the U.S. ivory stockpile speaks loud and clear to

those who value ivory more than saving the elephant species from

extinction,” said Downes. “IFAW commends the government’s action that

underscores the critical role the U.S. can play in ending the illegal

ivory trade.”

Also present were representatives from other global wildlife

conservation organizations, members of the White House Advisory Council

on Wildlife Trafficking, actress and IFAW Ambassador Kristin Bauer van

Straten, actress and IFAW Ambassador Joely Fisher, and actress and

Patron for the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Kristin Davis.

The destruction of the ivory follows an announcement by the President

establishing the first ever council to advise the government on ways to

improve coordination and implementation of domestic and international

efforts to fight poaching and illegal wildlife trafficking. Formation

of the council stemmed directly from his July 1 Executive Order

directing U.S. government agencies to ramp up efforts to stamp out the

illegal wildlife trade.

The Service accumulated the ivory destroyed yesterday over the past 25

years, seizing it during undercover investigations of organized

smuggling operations or confiscating it at the U.S. border. Although it

is difficult to put an exact figure on the number of different

elephants this ivory represents, it certainly numbers in the thousands.

Prior to being seized, most of this ivory was destined to be sold

illegally in the U.S. or overseas.



Elephant massacres have taken place in Chad, Cameroon and the Central

African Republic in the past year alone. Photo credit: U.S. Fish and

Wildlife Service /Flickr

“The U.S. is part of the problem, because much of the world’s trade in

wild animal and plant species—both legal and illegal—is driven by U.S.

consumers or passes through our ports on the way to other nations. We

have to be part of the solution,” Ashe said. “The species and habitats

of our planet support billions of people and drive the world’s economy.

We all have a stake in ensuring their survival.”

“Similar demand for elephant ivory in the past led to devastating

declines in the number of these giant animals, particularly in the

1970s and 1980s,” Ashe added. “Although many populations showed signs

of recovery due to increased protections in the 1990s, rising global

demand for ivory is erasing those hard-fought gains.”

In the last ten years, an estimated 11,000 forest elephants were killed

in Gabon’s Minkebe National Park alone. During that time period, the

total population of forest elephants plummeted by an estimated 62

percent across Central Africa. Elephant massacres have taken place in

Chad, Cameroon and the Central African Republic in the past year.

Well-armed and organized criminal enterprises have taken advantage of

insufficient protection capacity in remote areas.

African elephants are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species

Act and are protected under the African Elephant Conservation Act.

Trade in these animals and their parts is also regulated under the

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna

and Flora—a global agreement through which the U.S. and 178 other

nations work to protect species at risk.

Although some African elephant ivory (including lawfully hunted

trophies and antiques that meet specific requirements) can still be

imported legally into this country with appropriate permits, the U.S.

generally prohibits commercial trade of both raw ivory and ivory

products. The service is currently evaluating ways to further

strengthen its elephant ivory trade controls.



African elephants, like Classic—an old, dominant bull in South

Africa—are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act and

are protected under the African Elephant Conservation Act. Photo

credit: Michelle Gadd /USFWS

In addition to law enforcement efforts, the service also works to

support on-the-ground efforts to conserve elephants through the

Wildlife Without Borders African Elephant Conservation Fund and the

Africa Regional Program. These programs, in partnership with government

agencies, private organizations and local communities, are supporting

initiatives to conserve and manage African elephants through law

enforcement, habitat management, community initiatives and other

effective conservation methods.

In 2012, the service awarded grants for African elephant conservation

totaling ,397,916, which raised an additional ,606,004 in leveraged

funds. Grants supported field projects in 13 nations, focusing on the

protection of vulnerable elephant populations and increasing the

capacity of partner countries to prevent elephant poaching and ivory

trafficking.

The ivory fragments left by the crusher will be stored temporarily at

the Service’s National Wildlife Property Repository. The agency is

working with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and other partners

to identify how best to use this material to increase awareness of the

global poaching crisis and commemorate this historic event.

Visit EcoWatch’s BIODIVERSITY page for more related news on this topic.



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