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Tom Kellie

Asian Elephants Slaughtered in Myanmar for Chinese Market

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3805873/The-scourge-skin-poachers-Hideous-sight-butchered-elephant-exposes-sick-trade-animals-hides-feed-soaring-demand-China.html



~ This article from the U.K. Daily Mail presents images of slaughtered Asian elephants in Myanmar (Burma) obtained during an undercover operation conducted by the U.K. conservation organization, Elephant Family.



A thriving Chinese trade in elephant skin trinkets causes the death of Asian elephants. Hides and ivory are openly sold across the border in China's Elephant Valley tourism development.



(In February, 2012 I was on special assignment in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan province with my highest “top leader”. He and his wife took me to Elephant Valley where I observed the illegal elephant trinkets on sale and saw the ‘elephant show’. Xishuangbanna is wedged between Myanmar and Laos.)




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this is all very unfortunate and hard to control

 

indo china is a major area for wildlife crime

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These chinese will never learn..they want medicine to save themselves by killing animals..what if they get killed to make medicine to save tigers?

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