Would a Death Penalty for Poachers Stop Poachers Killing Elephants?

We need a solution before elephants become extinct

Would a death penalty stop poaching?

To answer the question, we need to ask, why do poachers kill elephants? They do so because of demand for ivory in countries such as China, Philippines, Thailand and the United States.

Why do people buy ivory?

A survey carried out a few years ago on peoples motivations for buying ivory had some unexpected results. It found people buying ivory would support banning its sale, but the threat posed to elephants was outweighed by;

A shared consciousness

Each living thing shares a consciousness of life. Every species is dependent on the biosphere to survive. But our connection to this shared consciousness has been severed.

Blogger and systems thinker | Place a lens on the social, economic and political causes of the climate crisis | Visit my website and blog at transformatise.com

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store