Matt Davies by Matt Davies

Matt Davies

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  1. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Forward!

  2. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    It’s not really the west that is buying the ivory.
    .
    A loophole in the UN law regulating the ivory trade allows Japan and China to legally purchase some ivory from selected nations under tightly controlled contracts. This has encouraged poachers to smuggle their illegal goods to Asia. Once there, it’s much easier to unload them.
    .
    http://www.gadling.com/2012/01/02/ivory-poaching-on-the-rise-thanks-to-asian-demand-and-a-legal-lo/

  3. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 3 years ago

    Yesterday I saw a picture of an elephant hit by a train in India inside the Buxa Tiger Reserve. The story said that at night they have people watching out for elephants, but they don’t watch in the daytime.
    It killed the elephant and dented up the train.

  4. Radish

    Radish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Because you would say he’s wasting money.
    I know you right wingers don’t care about ecology because it reduces your profits, but I gotta live on this planet.

  5. Lolapoo

    Lolapoo GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Battle for the Elephants
    http://www.pbs.org/programs/battle-elephants/

  6. STLDan

    STLDan said, over 3 years ago

    @BrassOrchid

    wow you are an idiot. what else do you blame on the President? the cost of gas? the murder rate in Ireland? asteroids skmming by the earth? your own studpity?

  7. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Elephant poaching and ivory trafficking http://youtube,com/watch?v=1_uCw-8T8Tg&feature=youtu.be
    Also see http://KARLAMMANN.COM site about wildlife

  8. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    SAD! The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William spoke out on this issue March 4th, speaking to world leaders to help save the last remaining rhinos and elephants.

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    As long as there is money to be made, elephants will be poached, and other endangered animals will be slaughtered, perhaps to extinction. There are downsides to unfettered capitalism, but at least there are people who are making money.

  10. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, over 3 years ago

    And in some circles, the ability to make money trumps any other concern.

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    “And in some circles, the ability to make money trumps any other concern.”

    Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible to get those circles to openly admit it.

  12. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    The TOONist is trying to give a guilt-trip to the wrong people. Go talk to the UN and the Asian Nations.

  13. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    @STLDan

    “wow you are an idiot. what else do you blame on the President?”
    That was hilarious!
    “Forward” is the motto of Wisconsin, the birthplace of the Republican Party, whose symbol in common use is the elephant. If you feel that any mention of the elephant is an attack on the president, then I am at a loss, though 88 west longitude does run through Wisconsin, so I suppose that may be a key distinction, since Chicago is 87.37 w.lon. and nearly the same. Come and enjoy the deep end.

  14. Mom of 5

    Mom of 5 said, over 3 years ago

    Ms. Ima, AGAIN, READ!!!!!

  15. apfelzra

    apfelzra GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    National Geographic magazine devoted much of its October 2012 issue to the illegal trade in ivory. It documented how much of this, including mass slaughters of African elephants by heavily armed poachers, is driven by demand in China, but also (rather unexpectedly, and tragically) by demand in the Philippines for Catholic statues and trinkets of ivory, as though those devout worshipers are clueless as to the damage their professions of faith are doing to elephant populations.

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