They are killing the future!
We have been to Tanzania many times. We have focused on the Poacher problem. On our lastest trip we came across a young bull Elephant feeding in tall grass. We stopped to watch. Much to our surprise we noticed when he moved he was limping or dragging his rear leg. <!--break-->As we slowly approached to get a closer look he turned. The tall grass still prevented us from determining the reason for his behavior. We became conserned that if we came too close he would run and perhaps aggrivate his condition. The Tanzania Government Game Scout decided we should leave him and let nature take it's course. The good news was he continued to feed, he showed no significent weight loss and he was near a river. There is NO animal rescue in Tanzania. Had there been one a simple call would have brought medical and a truck to move him to a rescue station. A wounded Elephant with ivory is a prime target for poachers. They may have been trailing him and pulled back when they saw us arrive. It was a difficult and emotional decision to leave. During the course of the next 3 days we found the remains of 5 poached elephants, many many snare lines/traps and dozens of Poacher blinds. We destroyed the snares, burned the blinds and made one arrest. I am editing a very poorly produced video of that young bull, it shows his limp and the events as they happened. Volenteers are needed. We are organizing the next trip to produce a film of the poaching problem in Tanzania. If you would like to become part of our team contact me.