One of the main reasons elephants are becoming extinct is because of poachers hunting them for their ivory. It has become illegal for poachers to hunt elephants for ivory but that doesn’t stop all the slaughter. Artists will buy the poachers ivory and make beautiful creations like lamps, knives, piano keys, and just simple decorations. Ivory can be used for many decoration but is it worth killing our well known elephants? Removing ivory will almost always kills the elephants.
However, the truth is that the elephants in this industry usually go through a form of abuse in order to be tamed. Captive elephants are considered as livestock, and they are always treated badly. Regardless of how well the tour operators claim that their elephants are treated, the process of taming and training elephants is abusive and traumatic, and the elephants, known for their good memory, will remember. The method of taming wild elephants is cruel and inhumane, as it includes beating up the elephants and starving them. It is so harsh that a lot of baby elephants die during the taming process.
It makes you think that what really the big issue here. Of course, colonization had changed and destroyed the mayan civilization but were they any other reasons? What made mayans so weak and be destroyed so quickly? From the film we have see that there were not united, even worse , they were hunting each other and killing each other, they were making themselves weak and weak. The door for colonial was opened by mayans themselves If we look at the film again, we can find that they were losing a lot of men’s life just because they want to kill their own people, at the end of film, when they chase after jaguar paw, many of them die and they knew it is a bad sign but they did not stop killing.
There was once a time where the rivers were venomous, the fields were poisonous, and even the air breathed by men, women, and children alike was toxic. This is a world that Rachel Carson, the famous and honored biologist, that wrote Silent Spring, lived in and envisioned as a world that could be saved. She immediately slams down on the national arena and alarmingly claims that the environment that humans thrive in is a world seeped with death and killing, and that the use of parathion (a type of pesticide) is the agent to blame. She targets farmers who she claims poison and kill creatures that they deem as pests to their crops, including insects and even birds. In the end, she mainly targets the “authoritarian” that was given the power to take such precious life while nobody was paying attention.
Richard Kadrey is arguing that in the society, when things tend to go wrong or collapse people tend to have an animalistic reaction to that. In the story he points out how the people were going around killing anything and anyone that stood in the way of their survival. The author also states how in the society, there are people that have been left behind and the poor people have to clean up what is left. History shows that animals are not really civilized; animals tend to live a chaotic life. That is what happens in this story when things went wrong the people in the story were rioting.
That is the dilemma that is facing the animal world right now; should we save pandas or should we allow them to become extinct? The emotive photos of pandas in the internet is the only reason why everyone is in love with them. In reality pandas are terrifically expensive to protect and our choice, you choice cannot be based on the fact of their endearing fluffiness. As one of the conservationists working in the WWF, I found that all the money are spent on pandas, while other species are needed in help too. What I aim for is to convince other conservationists from different organisations and even countries to stop defending pandas.
These, the largest living land mammals, are at risk of being terminated by humans. Elephants are a keystone species; meaning if they became extinct, extreme consequences would come to all wildlife around them. These gentle giants are quickly being wiped out by poaching, human-wildlife conflict, and abuse. The underlying issue within all of this is the general lack of respect for elephant life. Action needs to be taken to prevent these incredibly intelligent and emotional creatures from disappearing.
The government cleverly manipulates the population into submission through well-controlled and staged events. Ultimately, the population becomes so fearful of the oppressor, they are scared into compliance with even just a threat of violence. For Pinochet's regime, this is demonstrated in the tactful arrests, torture, and executions of many leftist (suspected) sympathizers the National Stadium. In ESPN's 30 for 30: The Opposition, the gruesome scene within the stadium is vividly described. Under the bleachers, the prisoners would be subjected to horrific torture practices and deprived of food, water, and sleep.
As the dominating species, we have used our power and intelligence for greed and destruction. Ecosystems are on the decline and all the species within them are hurting. In fact, many species are going extinct which wouldn’t be unusual except for the fact that the extinction rate is between 50 and 500 times higher than in the past. Preservation is the maintenance of a species or ecosystem in order to ensure their perpetuation and this is one part of the solution to this problem. We must stop infringing on the habitats of species.