Poachers Are Now Killing Elephants at a Faster Rate Than They Are Born (Video)

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Aug. 20 2014 1:33 PM

A Tipping Point for Elephants

Poachers have slaughtered 100,000 in just three years. 

Forest elephants in the Mbeli River, Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Congo in 2007.
Forest elephants in the Mbeli River, Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Congo in 2007.

Photo courtesy Thomas Breuer/Creative Commons

African elephants are being slaughtered for their ivory by poachers at an alarming rate: more than 100,000 killed in just three years.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.

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