Thanks to the voracious appetite for ivory in China, elephants are disappearing in staggering numbers. We think of China as a modern nation; in many ways it is far from it. Many of its people believe that that tusk of a rhinoceros will increase virility. The demise of that species rests squarely on this kind of ignorance. And now organized crime is going to kill off the elephant for even less of a good reason; the Chinese like ivory.
We should stop buying goods from the Chinese for a number of reasons. They prop up the little monster in North Korea. They destroy whole species of animals for their twisted pleasure. They treat the environment like they treat their workers.
— Telegraph News (@TelegraphNews) July 19, 2015