Chinese aunt poaching elephants is extremely cruel, and a few tusks have no worries about life
Before entering this article, I would like to ask you to imagine a scene:
In a desolate no-man’s land, you Be chased by a group of vicious criminals.
You run forward tirelessly, and don’t know when you run to stop.
I just know that as long as the pace is a little slower, you will die.
What should you do at this time?
This is not a plot in the movie, but a true story that happened in Africa.
The”person” being chased is 70,000 African elephants.
The criminal is a Chinese woman:
She is called Yang Fenglan.
In just 20 years, under human hunting, the number of African elephants has been reduced by three quarters and is on the verge of extinction.
The culprit of all this is Yang Fenglan.
The”criminal” headed by her killed 60%of the elephants in Tanzania.
Nowadays, we no longer see the migration of African elephants.
You can only hear the wailing and hissing, reverberating continuously in the mountains and valleys of Africa.
Yang Fenglan’s experience can be said to be very dramatic.
In the 1970s, she was assigned to work as an interpreter at the construction site of the Tanzania-Zambia Railway because of her knowledge of Swahili.
In the past two decades, Yang Fenglan has gained the trust of the Tanzanian people as an aid worker.
She knows everything about Tanzania’s customs and customs, and has a deep affection for her.
Yang Fenglan gave her daughter’s name, with a single word”not”.
Later, after the construction assistance was completed, it coincided with Tanzania opening up investment in China.
Yang Fenglan found a business opportunity.
So, she hurried back to her second hometown without stopping, and began to pan for gold.
But no one thought that the first time she set foot, she brought help.
The second time I entered, it brought disaster.
In 1998, Yang Fenglan rented an old factory building at a bus station near the embassy area in Dar es Salaam, the capital of Tanzania.
Opened the first local hot pot restaurant——Beijing Hotel
Although the environment and dishes in the store are not outstanding, because Yang Fenglan is an”old tanzanite”, Chinese and Tanzanians are happy Join in.
The restaurant’s business is booming. It may not be the largest Chinese restaurant in the area, but it is definitely the most famous.
After tasting the sweetness, the door of Yang Fenglan’s inner desire opened.
She began to join the China-Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, mingle with the upper class, and became a successful businessman in the social Vanity Fair.
As there are more and more Chinese restaurants in Tanzania, in less than two years, the”Beijing Hotel” is like a popular Internet celebrity.
Yang Fenglan is anxious. When the restaurant falls, her wealthy life will be gone.
tangled and struggling, she was swept forward by the torrent of money and greed, and chose to take the risk.
Ivory, the gold of Tanzania’s mobile.
I was eyeing her.
Ivory is a symbol of status and a supreme luxury.
The rich are willing to spend a lot of money for this tooth.
Tanzania happens to have the second largest population of ivory in Africa.
After thinking about it, Yang Fenglan seemed to see piles of gold waving in front of her eyes.
50%of profits, people will take risks;
100%profit, people dare to trample all laws;
300%profit, people dare to commit anything offense.
In Tanzania, the purchase price of ivory per kilogram is only 7 US dollars.
And reselling, it will soar to $3,000.
40,000%of profits are enough to drive Yang Fenglan into madness and forget about her second hometown in Tanzania.
Do nothing and do nothing.
Yang Fenglan found two trusted partners and converted the second floor of the Beijing Hotel into an illegal trading place.
recruit a group of local indigenous people and assign them to poach ivory.
Yang Fenglan even provided a lot of firearms and financial support to illegal organizations that hunted elephants.
just to get more ivory.
Not only that, but for ivory smuggling to go through customs smoothly and for the safe operation of criminal gangs.
Yang Fenglan spent huge sums of money to bribe Tanzanian officials.
With the contacts accumulated over the years, she quickly opened up the Tanzanian and international markets and became one of the world’s largest ivory smugglers.
On the thousands of elephant corpses, Yang Fenglan built her own money empire.
Because of Yang Fenglan, countless butcher knives and shotguns flock to the African elephant herd.
The American gold rush of the 19th century, 200 years later, was once again staged on the land of Africa.
For these poachers, 10 ivory can make them live and worry-free.
Reselling 100 ivory can make them rich.
ivory is gold that moves.
Faced with the temptation of huge money, poachers do everything they want.
is so cruel that even the executioner can only feel ashamed.
They generally use two kinds of weapons, pressure shotguns and poison arrows.
One bullet used in a shotgun is as thick as an adult’s wrist.
Once it hits an elephant, its skin will burst open.
Due to the large body of an elephant, poachers often fire a dozen shots before they can knock it down.
Even if the bullet escapes by chance, the bullet will be embedded in the flesh forever and tortured to death.
The process of taking the ivory is even more horrible.
Many people don’t know that ivory is different from human teeth. One-third of it grows in the skull of an elephant.
poachers use a machete to slash the elephant’s face and head severely.
With one knife after another, the severed trunk was thrown at the foot, and the ivory was broken off abruptly.
finally stretched away, leaving half of the elephant’s body lying in the wilderness.
Its ivory will be made into chopsticks, rings and decorations to please humans.
Its corpse will also become a gluttonous feast for flies and will be sucked into flesh and blood until it rots dry.
This is the tragic ending of the elephant.
The more painful the elephant, the more rampant the poachers.
These people don’t have the slightest sympathy, they just search for prey like a murderer.
In Tanzania, there is the largest existing African elephant whose ivory almost touches the ground.
It is called Satau.
Tanzania and Wildlife Conservation Organization, in order to prevent it from being Hunting and even sending troops as bodyguards.
There are helicopter patrols during the day and soldiers patrolling at night.
Even so, Satau still failed to escape the clutches of poachers.
In June 2014, Satau was shot and killed by a poisoned arrow.
The teeth and nose were chopped off by poachers, and the entire head disappeared, and his death was miserable.
The international community was in an uproar.
There is also the star elephant”Tim” from Kenya.
Each ivory weighs 45.5 kilograms. This should be the pride of every elephant, but it has been surrounded and suppressed like a tide.
In 2016, it was hunted by poachers.
The head was hit by a boulder, the ears were pierced by a spear, and several were inserted deep into the shoulders.
Fortunately, it relied on its tenacious vitality to escape the desperate situation of death.
But the poachers are like gangrene attached to the bones, and they linger around the African elephant.
They disregarded human morality and started to slaughter another creature.
What’s more heartbreaking is that elephants are not sculptures.
They have very high IQs and have emotions like humans.
knows everything that I have suffered.
When the companion dies, the elephant herd will find the corpse, touch the bones one by one with the soles of the feet, and smell the other’s scent with the trunk.
Use your own way to see friends off.
People also discovered that most of the newborn and adult elephants have no ivory.
, even if there is, is short and rough.
This is their helpless”evolution” in order to survive.
But they did nothing wrong.
The ivory that has caused the killing has no practical value.
Only because of human greed, the entire race must pay the price of life.
The sunset in Tanzania is very beautiful.
the orange-yellow sunset smears evenly in the sky, and the afterglow of the sun spreads to every corner of the grassland.
But the elephant population has no time to appreciate it.
Once night falls, there will be endless gunfire over the savannahs of Tanzania.
Every bullet hits the ground, it means that an elephant is dead.
From 2009 to 2014, the number of African elephants in Tanzania dropped from 110,000 to more than 40,000.
Some experts predict that if the hunting does not stop, the African elephant will be completely extinct 15 years later.
What’s more terrifying is that demons like Yang Fenglan don’t worry about “unemployment” at all.
The smaller the number of elephants, the more precious the ivory.
Yang Fenglan hopes the elephant will be extinct soon.
From 2000 to 2014, Yang Fenglan led her own criminal syndicate and smuggled 1,900 kilograms of ivory.
In order to stop Yang Fenglan, a member of wildlife protection organizations from all over the world, risking his life to advance.
On the one hand, they protect the safety of the elephant population, and on the other hand they collect evidence of criminal groups like Yang Fenglan.
They are the thorns in the eyes of poachers.
Don’t think that poachers only kill elephants. They can do anything for profit.
The enemy is holding a shotgun.
While wildlife conservationists, they take chili water that is not aggressive.
Once they bump into, the poachers will shoot them without hesitation.
Not only that, but in order to eliminate evidence, the smugglers would secretly initiate murders.
According to statistics, as of August 2017, 117 animal protection workers have been murdered.
Even though there is an abyss under their feet, they still do not flinch.
There is an animal protection expert named Wayne Lott. Since 2009, he has founded the non-profit animal protection organization PAMS Foundation.
Wayne works 18 to 20 hours a day, focusing on fighting poaching.
through undercover agents and contact informants, they arrested many poachers.
Yang Fenglan later broke the law, unable to do without the evidence collected by him walking behind the knife.
Because of this, he got in big trouble.
Those smuggling syndicates struggled to discredit Wayne’s reputation.
also tried every means to let the”animal protection organization” go bankrupt.
’s embarrassing situation, it is impossible to describe the danger Wayne faced at that time.
is worse, still to come.
August 16, 2017 was the darkest day in the animal protection world.
While working in Wayne, three gangsters ambushed Wayne’s car.
The frantic criminal, shot Wayne alive.
His life will always be fixed at the age of 51.
Yang Fenglan is rampant, not only ignoring human morality, but also trampling on legal dignity.
These smugglers are expensive, but under the swallowing of money, they destroy humanity and become bloodthirsty animals filled with desire.
Fortunately, with the support of animal protectionists, Yang Fenglan finally got the punishment she deserved.
On February 19, 2019, Yang Fenglan and his two accomplices were arrested and imprisoned.
She is 69 years old and will stay in prison for 15 years.
The news that Yang Fenglan was sentenced returned to China, and the people cheered.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Geng Shuang also responded:
Resolutely not protect!
The downfall of Yang Fenglan is a victory, but it is by no means an end.
Why do wildlife conservationists risk death and go forward?
It’s very simple. They protect not only elephants, but also the future of mankind.
Nowadays, many people only regard animals as natural resources for human use.
Poachers demand endless amounts, and no amount of them can fill the holes of their desires.
If there is no sale, there is no killing.
Every birth of Yang Fenglan is actually the buyer’s help.
Today is an elephant’s tusks, tomorrow is a rhino’s horn, and the day after tomorrow is a pangolin scale.
As time goes by, you will find elephants disappeared, rhinos disappeared, giraffes disappeared, pangolins disappeared…
Afterwards, the whole earth became nothing, no animals, no plants, only humans.
When we explain to the children what is an elephant and what is an elk, we can only draw pictures and videos.
At the same time, these animals and plants are closely related to the natural environment, and they constitute ecology among each other.
Their death indirectly destroys the earth’s environment.
If the poachers are allowed to do whatever they want, maybe ten years, maybe a hundred years.
Human beings are devastated looking around.
The end of the world will never be far away from us.