Everywhere there are elephants in Africa, there are “poachers,” a word that now seems far too small for the enormity of their offense.

Unless Western and African nations can turn things around fast, in order to protect the 400,000 or so left, then the elephants of Africa, pretty much all of them will soon be gone.

Click here to read Matthew Scully’s chilling article Inside the Global Industry That’s Slaughtering Africa’s Elephants

It’s a long article so maybe make yourself a cup of coffee before you sit down to read it.  It is not happy reading so chances are you’ll feel like something stronger before you reach the end.