They Belong In the Wild Not on Shelves
by jessica.chouinard on October 19, 2013 - 6:35pm
The purpose of the article is to capture the attention of people about the possible poaching of elephant tusk some countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. This article is specific to Uganda, but it is something that is common to countries around Uganda as well. The main point of this article is makes the readers aware that “in recent years poaching has increased across sub-Saharan Africa” (BBC, 2013). They also mentioned that the trade of ivory is banned yet illegal shipments are still being made to Asia, where tusks are turned into ornaments. What makes the issue chosen a social problem is that there is a difference between the ideal situation and the situation that is happening your now. This social problem is also affecting groups of people because it is creating to groups that have different points of view about this subject.
My opinion towards what is happening in Uganda is that once again people are exploiting a resource without thinking about the consequences of what will happen to the wildlife and if natural lifecycle. When you start messing around with the lifecycle of a certain region, the whole lifecycle is unbalance. Every species of plant or animal is affected. I also find it repulsing that we are letting thousands of elephants and rhinos die for ornament. Elephants and rhinos are now on the route of extinction for ornaments that could easily be made out of plastic or some other material. We as human beings tend to forget that once something is gone, we can no longer get it back and until we realise that if we continue on the path that we are today. There are going to be generations that will not be able to say that they saw an elephant when they go to the zoo. And I for one, do not what that to happen are be part of the generation that just let it happen