Quote of the Day: Falling Numbers in Indonesian Village of ‘Prosperous Elephant’ – The New York Times

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Barokah, an elephant rider, giving a health check to Nelson, a trained elephant at a conservation center in the province of Bengkulu in Indonesia. Credit Kemal Jufri for The New York Times

“Villagers will always say they had no intention of killing the elephants, the poison was intended for wild pigs.”

~SUWARNO, director of Animals Indonesia, a conservation group that helps investigate illegal killings of wildlife, referring to cases involving farmers fed up with elephants that maraud their plantations.

Source: Quotation of the Day: Falling Numbers in Indonesian Village of ‘Prosperous Elephant’ – The New York Times

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