Poacher Shoots Elephant . . . Elephant Tramples Poacher

180px-African_Bush_Elephant_MikumiWhile I hardly relish the death of any person, this is a story that represents a rare victory of an elephant versus a poacher. Solomon Manjoro was one of many poachers who are killing off whole species to sell ivory or animal parts to willing buyers. Police say that he and accomplice Noluck Tafuruka, 29, went to the protected Charara safari area in Zimbabwe to kill an elephant but Manjoro ended up being trampled by his prey.

Tafuruka, 29, was later arrested inside the park and charged with illegal possession of a firearm. A third man, Godfrey Shonge, 52, was also arrested in Harare.

As these animals have become more rare and protection increases, the value of poaching has increased — resulting in more poaching of animals.

China remains the greatest market for these poached animal parts and continues to fund the international black market.

Source: Telegraph

33 thoughts on “Poacher Shoots Elephant . . . Elephant Tramples Poacher”

  1. If any of you own an artifact of ivory do not sell it. When you sell ivory it only stimulates the ivory trade. Certainly dont buy any. If you see someone buying it in a store tell em about the poachers and that he.she is one too. Boycott the store.

    1. Here, here, amen. They that poach like they poach the elephant is like the sodomite sacrificing with God saying I am full of the blood of she goats and rams.

  2. Great news! Wish all elephants would fight back. Wish I had the guts to get a 4-wheel drive, an assault rifle, lots of ammo and to follow and protect elephant herds.

  3. I guess you are fond of straw men, Bron.

    Well turn about is fair play so I guess you’re a fascist since you favor letting business dictate the shape of society.

    See how that works?

    Now behave yourself.

  4. Gene H:

    “Whalers were driven out of the fuel oil business by anti-competitive legislation backed by John D. Rockefeller and his Standard Oil interests. So unless by capitalism you mean cheating and corruption, capitalism didn’t have squat to do with it.”

    So I guess you are for the destruction of whales? I would have figured you for an environmentalist.

  5. “Life is like crazy circles.” – Bad Company.

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    Speaking of bad company . . .

    “capitalism saved the whales by bringing cheap home heating oil to market” is utter nonsense. Whalers were driven out of the fuel oil business by anti-competitive legislation backed by John D. Rockefeller and his Standard Oil interests. So unless by capitalism you mean cheating and corruption, capitalism didn’t have squat to do with it.

  6. Finally! Score one for the elephants. I hope they unite and go after the rest of the poachers.

    Bron, why is everything you disagree with due to left wingers or socialism? It just ain’t so.

  7. China is a state run economy which uses the free market to create wealth. It is not a free market economy, it is state controled tool.

  8. capitalism saved the whales by bringing cheap home heating oil to market, maybe it can do the same for the elephants. The problem with Africa is 2-bit socialist dictators. And foreign aid if you can believe Dambisa Moyo author of Dead Aid: Why Aid Is Not Working and How There Is a Better Way for Africa.

  9. How about a story on the way Connecticut Justice is trampling the rights of blakc men???

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