Tsk Tsk Tusk Tusk

TitleTsk Tsk Tusk Tusk
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsSkipper, RB, Connolly, P, Althus, RA, Currie, RA, Malm, H
Date Published2017
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication Languageeng
AbstractThe World Wide Fund for Nature estimates that poachers kill 100,000 elephants each year for the tusks, one African elephant being killed every fifteen minutes. International criminal syndicates carry out much of this poaching, using sophisticated military equipment, which makes the problem nearly impossible to solve by simply cutting off the supply of ivory. Another approach is to dry up the demand. Some countries are doing this by destroying its ivory stockpile, which sends a message to poachers, but also makes it more scarce, thereby increasing its value. Other countries raise money by auctioning off its ivory and using the money raised for elephant conservation.
NotesCase from the 2017 International Ethics Bowl on February 26, 2017 in Dallas Texas This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercialNoDerivatives 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc- nd/4.0/. © 2016 Robert Skipper, Peggy Connolly, RuthAnn Althaus, Robert Currie, and Heidi Malm.