Thursday, October 8, 2015

Throw The Book At Her

The beloved animals are killed entirely for their ivory tusks. (Friedkin Conservation Fund)
From Fox News: Authorities in Africa hunted down one of their biggest trophies to date last week -- an ivory-trafficking mastermind they say is at the center of a trade that has seen more than 500,000 elephants killed for their tusks in recent decades.
Yang Feng Glan, the Chinese woman dubbed the “Queen of Ivory,” was nabbed in Tanzania after a special task force from the nation's National and Transnational Serious Crimes Investigation Unit stalked her for a year as she shuttled between Beijing, Uganda and Tanzania facilitating the illegal tusk trade.  
"The most notorious ivory trafficker brought to task so far," the U.S.-based  Elephant Action League said, describing Glan after her capture in the East African nation.
Authorities say Glan was the key link between African poachers and buyers in China, where elephant ivory and rhino horns fetch staggering prices. Appearing in court this week in the Tanzanian capital of Dar es Salaam, Glan, 66, was charged with smuggling ivory worth $3 million between 2000 and 2014. Sources inside the investigation say Glan, who was charged along with two local poaching suspects, may have been engaged in the internationally condemned trade since 1980.
I'm not a big animal rights person, but those who poached these elephants and other animals need to go to prison for the rest of their lives.
Not only did they kill these wonderful animals, they let the animals rot so that the meat could not be consumed (assuming of course, there are elephant recipes)
And it also shows why China still is not a civilized society.

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