"Wildlife Products May Finance Terrorism"
Jun 16, 2014 — Efforts are under way at borders to seize illegal rhino horn, ivory, etc. It's been established that there exists a relationship between the funding of terrorist groups and poaching of elephants, rhinos and other wildlife. So why has it taken so long to step up enforcement? Better late than never, I suppose. Perhaps enough pressure has been brought by all of us who care, and finally we are seeing responses to our efforts. Hopefully federal officials will increase vigilance even more so that maybe we can save these magnificent animals before it is too late. It's obviously also worth mentioning that anything that interferes with the ability of terrorists to fund their operations is critically important.