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 are chased by a group of vicious criminals.
You run forward tirelessly, don’t know when you run to stop.
only knows 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.
short 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”criminals” headed by her killed 60%of Tanzania’s elephants.
Nowadays, we no longer see the migration of African elephants.
You can only hear the whine and hiss, echoing constantly in the mountains and rivers 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 a construction 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 completion of the construction assistance, 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 started 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.
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”, both Chinese and Tanzanians are happy to join in.
The business of 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 become a successful businessman in the social Vanity Fair.
can follow Tanzania’s There are more and more Chinese restaurants. In less than two years, the”Beijing Hotel” has been like a popular Internet celebrity.
Yang Fenglan is anxious, when the hotel falls, her wealthy life will be gone.
In entanglement and struggle, she was swept forward by the torrent of money and greed, and chose to take the risk.
The gold of Tanzania mobile-ivory.
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, which happens to own Africa The second largest ivory population.
After thinking about it, Yang Fenglan seemed to see piles of gold waving in front of her eyes.
50%profit, people will take risks;
100%profit, people will dare to trample all laws;
300%profit, people dare to commit any crime.
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 the profit is enough to drive Yang Fenglan into madness and forget about her second hometown in Tanzania.
Do nothing but do two endlessly.
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 returned to the hunter The illegal organization that killed elephants provided a large amount of guns and financial support.
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 corpses of thousands of elephants, 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, once again staged in the land of Africa.
For these poachers, 10 ivory can make them live in peace of mind.
Selling 100 ivory can make them rich.
ivory is gold that moves.
In the face of the huge temptation of money, poachers do everything they want.
is so cruel that even the executioner can only feel ashamed.
They generally use two types of weapons, pressure shotguns and poison arrows.
One bullet used in a shotgun is as thick as an adult’s wrist.
Once it hits the elephant, its skin will burst open.
Because of the huge body of an elephant, poachers often fire a dozen shots before they can knock it down.
Even if he escapes after being shot, the bullet will be embedded in the flesh forever and tortured to death.
The process of taking the ivory is even more terrible.
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 under the feet, 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.
This is the tragic ending of the elephant.
The more painful the elephant, the more rampant the poachers.
These people don’t have any 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 the Wildlife Conservation Organization, in order to prevent it from being hunted down, they even sent troops as bodyguards.
Helicopter patrols during the day and soldiers patrol 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.
International The society was in an uproar.
and The star elephant”Tim” of Kenya.
Each ivory weighs 45.5 kilograms, which 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, lingering around the African elephants.
They ignore human morality and slaughter another creature.
What’s more heartbreaking is that elephants are not sculptures.
They have a very high IQ and have emotions like humans.
knows everything he has suffered.
When the companion dies, The elephant group will find the corpse, touch the bones with the soles of their feet one by one, and smell each other’s smell with their trunks.
Use your own way to replace Farewell to friends.
People have 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 real 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 is evenly smeared 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 continuous gunfire over the savannah 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 in 15 years.
What’s more terrifying is that demons like Yang Fenglan don’t worry about”unemployment.”
The fewer elephants there are, the more precious the ivory.
Yang Fenglan can’t wait for the elephant to become extinct soon.
From 2000 to 2014, Yang Fenglan led her own criminal group and smuggled 1,900 kilograms of ivory.
In order to stop Yang Fenglan, a member of wildlife protection organizations around the world, risked 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 Poachers have thorns in their eyes and thorns in their flesh.
Don’t think that poachers only kill elephants. They can do anything for profit.
The enemy is holding a shotgun.
While the wildlife conservationists, they take chili water that is not aggressive.
Once they bump into it, poachers will shoot them without hesitation.
Not only that, but in order to eliminate evidence, those smugglers would secretly initiate murders.
According to statistics, as of August 2017, 117 animal protection workers have been murdered.
even There was an abyss underfoot, and they still did 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 combating poaching.
Through undercover and contact informants, they arrested many poachers.
Yang Fenglan later broke the law, and couldn’t do without the evidence collected by him walking behind the knife.
Because of this, he got into big trouble.
Those smuggling syndicates struggled to discredit Wayne’s reputation.
also tried every means to make 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 Wayne was working, three criminals ambushed Wayne’s car.
The frenzied criminal, shot Wayne alive.
His life will always be fixed at the age of 51.
杨凤兰They are rampant, not only ignoring human morality, but also trampling on the dignity of the law.
These smugglers are worthy of being human, but under the swallowing of money, they wipe out humanity and become bloodthirsty animals filled with desire.
Fortunately, under 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.
杨凤兰The news of the sentence spread back to China, and the people cheered.
Foreign Ministry 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 Wildlife conservationists will risk death and continue to succeed?
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.
The poachers demand indefinitely, 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 the tooth of an elephant, tomorrow is the horn of a rhino, and the day after tomorrow is the scale of a pangolin.
As time goes by, you will find elephants disappeared, rhinos disappeared, giraffes disappeared, pangolins disappeared…
Later, the whole earth becomes nothing , There are no animals, no plants, only humans.
When we explain to the children what is an elephant and what is an elk, we can only paint pictures and videos.
At the same time, these animals and plants are closely related to the natural environment, and they constitute ecology with each other.
Their death indirectly destroys the earth’s environment.
If poachers are allowed to do whatever they want, maybe ten years, maybe a hundred years.
Human beings are devastated looking around.
The scene of the end of the world will never be far away from us.