The world and the fights to keep wildlife ivory where they belonged have been a real struggle for years.
Early 2014 Prince William announced his wish to get the Royal ivory collections destroyed – news of this magnitude received as much attention as expected.
Comments on Telegraph of this news is far more interesting than the article itself.
Of course this is a tall order wishing that the ivory be destroyed perhaps Prince William have just read entries about events leading to the massive royal ivory collection and had different views as to who should be ashamed for contributing to the massive decline of African wildlife.
The first time I saw The Gods Must Be Crazy, about a decade after it was made, I saw most part of it as documentary of the other side of Africa I didn’t know about so felt entertained.
It was 35 years since The gods must be Crazy was made and since then a lot has happened.
Given how ivory poaching is rife on the continent today and the fact that lots of campaign out now are focussed on Africans poaching wildlife and selling them on mostly to China or the West, there is a need for a little reflection on how it all started.
Need not be blame game.
I watched this movie for the second time the other day and I can’t help but noticing how the bushmen were disgruntled at how wasteful it was that the big animals in the jungle were being killed just so to retrieve the ivory.
And in the same jungle were men in their truck unknown to the bushmen invading their space who seemed to be on order to do one thing – poach the ivory.
China now has imposed a one year ban on ivory imports to the country to curb wildlife poach, not too surprising given this coincides with Prince William official visits to the country – a progress nonetheless.