The International Union for Conservation of Nature says elephants could be extinct within 50 years. (Tweed, 2) Before the rise of massacres in Africa, 25 million elephants used to exist, (Steyn, 2) but that number has lessened to approximately 470-690 thousand. The number continues to steadily drop, considering an average of 7% of the population has been poached each year between 2010 and 2013, (Boynton, 2) and 96 elephants are killed every day by poachers throughout Africa. (Tweed, 1) The plummet in numbers is hard to monitor, bearing in mind that elephants migrate across international borders on a daily basis.
Fighting crime is expensive, and civil forfeiture can be used to undermine criminal activity and reimburse local law enforcement “without the need to seek additional outside resources” (Worrall, 2008). Law enforcement agencies tend to struggle with budget cuts, so civil forfeiture offers a leg to stand on. In 2011, Holcomb, Kovandzi and Williams stated in their research “almost forty (40) percent of respondents agreed or strongly agreed to the statement that civil forfeiture is ‘necessary as a budget supplement’” (p. 275). Though civil forfeiture is often associated with drug enforcement, it can be applied to a variety of crime control, including illegal drug markets, nuisance properties, street racing, drunk driving and prostitution (Worrall, 2008).
The cause for the drop in elephants is poachers killing them for their tusks. The effect is less elephants in the world. If there are less elephants what will people see on safari trips. Poachers are very bad because they kill elephants. Poachers need to just get a real job.
With this story, Larmour presents a fairly obvious contrast between the types of hustles, and these two types of people that partake in these hustles. The inmates that are on the forefront of these illegal hustles tend to be looking for “lucrative” jobs or are just plain crazy like the “vultures” that scoop up guards’ spit out tobacco to make cigarettes. Then there are the inmates that strive to make their money doing “positive” hustles because they do it more for the people that they are around rather than for “their desire for money.” This contrast between the inmates can tell us more about our society. As a society we almost like to glorify the negatives that occur within our society, rather than focusing upon the positives.
In addition, many feel circuses should not be allowed to capture wild animals for entertainment purposes because the animal populations are decreasing. According to a study shown, "The Asian elephant, [...], is an endangered species with less than 40,000 remaining worldwide" ("Why World Elephant"). Knowing that there are not a lot of elephants left in the world, circuses continue to capture them and wrongfully care for them. The elephants will not have any chance of coming back from being endangered, especially since the circuses capture them. It is also shown in the study that, "[...] populations have decreased by seventy percent because of human-elephant conflict" ("Why World Elephant").
As stated in “Do elephants belong in zoos?”, zoos not only fund research on wild animals but also contribute to reducing the conflicts between them and people, for example, by planting crops that frighten elephants away and exploring the cases of poaching that could affect their mortality (Cohn 717). Moreover, most of the scientific matter on elephants such as facts about their communications, reproductive physiology and behavior were originally gathered on the ground of captive animals (Cohn 717). In his article, Borrell expresses the same opinion. He states that zoos serve as “a living museum” that help scientists to find necessary information on species for the research, and these facts can be used to prevent the extinction of the animals living in the wild (Borrell 9). Besides, zoos are crucial for raising money for conservation programs by giving people firsthand wildlife experience that increases interest in wild animals (Borrell 9).
Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell Have you ever looked at something or someone and started reminiscing negative comments in your head about them? What about cared what others thought of you and tried to play hero to get them to like you? George Orwell’s essay, “Shooting an Elephant”, is a great example of this scenario. This essay secretly hid three key points that most written documents may or may not pinpoint on. It explains how you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, animals should be treated just as equal as humans, and always be yourself.
“Every experience, no matter how bad it seems, holds within it a blessing of some kind. The goal is to find it.” This quote from Buddhism depicts the idea of the short story, Shooting an Elephant, by George Orwell. In the story Orwell committed the crime of shooting an elephant, which legally he had the right to do, but morally felt guilty about killing an innocent animal. According to Everything's an Argument, a correct causal argument needs to have a claim, warrant, and evidence. Even though Orwell did commit the crime of shooting an elephant, throughout the story he used ethos, pathos, and figurative language to convince the audience if given the opportunity he would never shoot an elephant again because the elephant represents the innocence of people.
The War on Drugs has been criticized for its inability to decrease drug users and drug related crimes. The US government’s methods combat illicit drug crimes have made people question the main motives of War on Drugs. Since the US government declared the War on Drugs asset forfeiture has been widely used by law enforcement agencies to reduce drug criminals influence. Asset forfeiture is effective in tackling illegal drug crimes and funding government agencies, but the laws about asset forfeiture has been controversial due to its questionable profit incentives for law enforcement and inability to protect property owners from unfair seizures. Asset forfeiture is the legal process in which property is seized based on its association with illegal
Have you ever been hunting? Maybe for deer? Could you imagine hunting big animals such as elephants, tigers, and lions? I understand hunting deer, but elephants? No way! Big game hunting should NOT be allowed. It can cause extinction, and can leave some animals with no habitats due to humans taking over their land.
Project Unicorn, despite the fanciful title, is a brutally honest view on rhinoceros poaching. Big game hunting for sport and magical medicines are no longer the only reasons for systematically destroying a species. The documentary highlights the politics, corruption and dark motives surrounding what
On a balmy summer night in July 1985, during the height of the Miami Vice popularity, eight men dressed in police uniforms stormed a boat on the Miami River, surprising six men who were unloading several million dollars’ worth of cocaine. At first, it appeared to be a police raid, but when one of the officers shouted, “kill ‘em”, the cocaine traffickers on the boat knew it was something more sinister and began jumping overboard. The men raiding the boat did not go after the men jumping overboard.
Everyone wants something in their life. A new phone, new clothes, jewelry, toys, and other luxuries. But did you realize the price tag does not show the full price? “Saving The Worlds”, and “The Race to Save the Elephants” by Mary Kate Frank believes that because of our negligence and cupidity, animals and environments are the ones actually paying for your decisions. Mankind are incessantly ruining their lives by obliterating their habitats, overfishing, poaching, producing pollution, and other nefarious methods. However, some people are taking the lead to undo the wrong.
Included in the bust were two regular people and one prisoner. The test found that jail watches and staff were pirating stash, for example, alcohol, tobacco and PDAs into the cell phones for cash. Detainees utilized the unlawful mobile phones to submit wire extortion, tax
In this article civil-asset forfeiture is depicted as an “execrable tactic”, used by the government, that is constantly victimizing innocent people. In reality, civil-asset forfeiture is a completely credible tool in the law enforcement world and has employed against all manner of criminals and criminal organizations. One of civil-asset forfeiture greatest attributes is that it