Thursday, 23 January 2014

Source: National Geographic:Bloodlvory 

What I did:

I was about to be moved in no time when I saw the picture of the blooding ivory, so I decided to borrow the book and peruse it.
The words I learned:

1’ butcher: slaughter eg… The butcher struck off a chop.

2’bloat:bulge eg..The carcass started  bloating. 

3’rite:ceremony e.g… This festival descends from a Chinese rite.

4’monsignor: master 

5’lawsuit:a claim or dispute brought to a law court for adjudication.  e.g…They threatened him with a lawsuit.

6’  protocol:the official procedure or system of rules governing affairs of state or diplomatic occasions eg..Whether anything is done with the identity depends on the protocol.

7’poach:illegally hunt or catch on land that is not one's own or in contravention of official protection.  e.g…20 tigers are thought to have been poached from national parks. 

8’attorn:formally make or acknowledge a transfer of something.  eg..Both membership card cannot be attorn. 


The story was about the poach happening on the boundary of Cebu. Although there have been a global ivory ban adopted in 1989, the criminals killed the elephant with AK-47 and smuggled the ivory.They dated with the trader stealthily, transferred the ivory with a higher price. Criminal these days are highly increasing, with a number of more than 30,000 species of rare animals or plants.With the considerable enhancement of plunder, the number of the elephants was rapidly diminishing. In my point of view, the barely prohibition is not supportive enough to protect the vulnerable animals, the crimes will still proceed. Protecting animals as well as plants are the instinct duty and everyone should be in charge of. We are not in a position to see elephants if we do not carry out protest towards the crimes and rise up money to protect them.

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