James W.B. Guinther
October 19, 2016
Graydon Carter said, “We admire elephants in part because they demonstrate what we consider the finest human traits: empathy, self-awareness, and social intelligence. But the way we treat them puts on display the very worst of human behavior” (what is). This is important because elephants are almost being taken for granted as their population is plummeting in size drastically. The value of Ivory is about 700 U.S. dollars per pound, and as countries across the globe are banning the sale of ivory and cracking down on the murder of ivory bearing animals the price is being pushed through the roof. This is very important to notice because, although the ban is with good intentions in the end it is just driving the demand for ivory up and killing off the what's left of the elephants.
What is ivory and why does it belong on elephants? (n.d.). Retrieved October 19, 2016
Ending the ivory trade. (n.d.). Retrieved October 19, 2016, from http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/our-work/elephants/ending-ivory-trade