Introduction: Have you ever wanted a pet tiger, bear, elephant, or exotic animal alike? If you answered yes, you are not alone. Carson Barylak, a campaign officer for the International Fund for Animal Welfare, estimates that there are over 10,000 big cats in private hands, and that is just a conservative estimate. The truth is, nobody knows exactly how many exotic animals are in private hands, which means few people are keeping tabs, thus leaving substantial space for abuse and mistreatment. Although rescue organizations, such as Big Cat Rescue and The Humane Society, are working to address the abuse of these animals, exotic mammals are still mistreated daily.
The suspected justifications of why this enterprise is even taking place is because of lack of government involvement, the shifting of blame from consumers to producers, and the minimal job opportunities in the communities. First off, most of the people who generate a livelihood off of poaching belong to organized crime groups. It has been reported in the past few years that terrorist groups partake in this trade to fund their militias. Moreover, poachers who fit under this category travel far and wide to hunt elephants because they have completely depleted their source back home, take Sudan for example. Even Joseph Kony, one of the world’s most wanted terrorists and past leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army, was reported saying that, “No, I want ivory for ammunition to keep fighting” (nationalgeographic.com).
The Ethiopian wolf is known as one of the world’s rarest canids. This particular species of wolf is only found in the areas of Africa, namely Ethiopia which is where their namesake comes from. Occasionally the wolves will band together to hunt young ungulates such as the duiker, mountain reedbuck and mountain nyala but for the most part the Ethiopian wolf is a solitary hunter. They subsist mainly on the abundant rodent population found in the afro-alpine grasslands. Sixteen (16) species of rodent have been documented in the Bale Mountain highlands including the black-clawed brush-furred rat, the vlei rat, Blick’s grass rat and the wolves favorite food, the giant mole-rat.
Healthy vampires often refer to subsiders as ‘filthy rats’ and ‘animals’ . Vampires who can still afford blood also support the decision to annihilate the captured subsiders, saying, ‘We cannot afford to feed them as well.’ Daybreakers hence shows how inability to purchase goods will cause severe discrimination from the rest of society. From the elaboration above, the added complexity to the dichotomy of bourgeoisie and the proletariat class is observable. There appears to be a continuum instead of a clear line between the two classes. At the top end is the wealthy vampires who take the role of bourgeoisie and on the other end is the subsiders who embody the marginalized, poor proletariat.
Like stated above, one rhino horn can be sold for three hundred thousand dollars. I found an article on the web that states “How the black market poison helps poachers.” This article which was written by National Geographic, states that there is a Poison found only on the black market that poachers are now using for animals. This poison is spread on some food that the animal eats and slowly kills them off. These problems stated above obviously affect the market in insane ways. They create business on the black market and promote
Between 1850 and 1900, trophy hunting by early settlers in North America was largely uncontrolled with negative consequences for wildlife populations. Over one million were killed. Wolves nearly became extinct due to over-hunting and poaching. By the late 19th century, following the devastating impact of hunting by early settlers, there was recognition among some hunters for the need to protect the remaining population. During the early 20th century, conservation groups such as the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) and the Wildlife Conservation Society played key roles in the establishment of protected areas in North America.
She recognizes other attributes of this time, for example, she states that during Connell's era the big game hunting in South America was done in the Safari and one of the most prized wins was the jaguar. Also, she relates General Zaroff with President Theodore Roosevelt due to his hunting hobby. Roosevelt and his son killed more than 512 animals in Africa. This is related to General Zaroff because he also went on hunting sprees with his father which ultimately shaped how he was in the story. This allows the reader to see how Rainsford reacts to
The childhood dream of owning a pet monkey or tiger is a common one, but that’s all that owning an exotic animal should be: a dream. Over 10,000 exotic animals are trafficked into the United States each year, a multi-million-dollar industry on the black market. Owning a wild animal may seem fun and exciting, but with the ownership of such a creature, dangerous consequences follow. The ownership of an exotic animal not only puts the owner 's life at risk, but the animal 's and the environments. There is a common theme among people that it 's humanity 's responsibility to preserve the world we live in, yet there are more tigers in captivity than there are in the wild.
Currently, elephants are endangered because humans are selfish and want to take their ivory tusks. Humans have also depleted the tiger population down to less than 2,500 tigers in the whole world. When a certain species is removed from their ecosystem, it can have effects on their prey and their predators. Their prey’s population would increase, and their predator’s population would decrease due to their being nothing for it to eat.