The Elephants

              From this                                                     to this................32,000+ times a year!!!

"… truth eludes us if we do not concentrate with total attention on its pursuit.”  “… truth is seldom pleasant; it is almost invariably bitter.”~~ Alexander Solzhenitsyn, 1978 Harvard commencement address

               “The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.”~~ Flannery O'Conner

So lets you and me talk about these terrorist groups who are poaching elephants for nothing more than their ivory tusks!!!  The tusks are hacked off the dead, and often severely injured but still very much alive, elephants with an ax.  In other words these evil, despicable bastards chop away most of the elephants face with an ax to get the tusks out…..while some of them are still alive.  You read that right…half of the faces of a dying elephant is hacked off with an ax…a gruesome process which takes well over an hour to complete.  The ivory tusks are then sold through one of several channels where the vast majority--experts say as much as 70 percent--wind up selling on the streets of China for up to $1,500 per pound or more and $50,000 for a good sized pair of tusks. So what do these terrorist poachers do with the money that they receive from their very lucrative illegal ivory trade? They us it to finance their continued mayhem on the villagers, to kidnap innocent children....selling little kids as young a two years old as sex slaves.