Sunday, May 1, 2016

Very conservative act by Kenya. WELL DONE.

Kenya recently decided to torch literally tons of illegally "harvested" elephant tusks in what I consider one of the most sincere, "walk the walk" acts I have seen from a government in a long time.  Once the ivory is removed from the elephant then what good is it to store it?  All it does is beg someone to steal it and sell it on the black market, probably an agent of corrupt government.  That ivory is worth its weight in gold yet the Kenyan government torched it in order to send the message that ivory is not a trade-able commodity, not even for governments who took it from poachers.

Do as I say and not as I do is liberal behavior.  That is what I expect from US government!  But walk the walk is conservative behavior and Kenyans the world over should be proud of what their government is doing here.  I heard a saying once that stuck with me, "Don't tempt an honest man".  It's so true.  Well all that ivory was just an unneeded temptation and now that is up in smoke and everyone is better off for it.  Nice job Kenya.


Anonymous said...

Only about a 1/2 went up in flames (if that), you can bet on it. Just to lower the supply and to increase demand.

The Captain said...

The thought did cross my mind but I wanted to give them benefit of the doubt.

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean but the desire for money is just to great.

Kept up the good work.

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