Elfenbenstundraen

Nogle gange får man bare lyst til at give op. Da kineserne åbenbart stadig tror på elfenbenens fantastiske (og usande) egenskaber, vietnameserne på næsehornets helbredende (heller ikke sandt) egenskab, og tundraen er ved at tø op, er der en ny måde at forsyne markedet på.

Fra manchetten:

With the sale of elephant tusks under close scrutiny, “ethical ivory” from the extinct woolly mammoth is now feeding an insatiable market in China. This rush on mammoth ivory is luring a fresh breed of miner – the tusker – into the Russian wilderness and creating dollar millionaires in some of the poorest villages of Siberia. […] between bouts of vodka-fueled chaos and days spent evading police patrols, teams of men are using illegal new methods in the hunt for what remains of Siberia’s lost giants.
— Amos Chapple, “The Mammoth Pirates

Og det er naturligvis, som altid, kun et fåtal der faktisk tjener penge på det mens de fleste gældsætter sig (endnu mere).

Det positive ved artiklen er at den er velskreven og billederne er gode.

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