As soon as we learned that the CEO of our website server GoDaddy had taken the life of a wild elephant we began the process of changing servers.
It is unfortunate but true that money can buy most anything, including permission to kill. We recognize the hardships that villagers suffer in elephant home ranges; the human/elephant conflict is a serious problem. But killing a raiding elephant is not the solution. Nature has a way of filling all niches. As soon as that elephant was killed, another would fill the vacant niche, taking his/her place as the next “problem elephant”.
The problem may appear to be caused by the elephant, but, indeed, it is caused by humans — by people encroaching on elephant land. I feel we humans must take responsibility for the havoc we cause in wild habitats and find viable long-term solutions so that wildlife will survive and thrive.
Thank you for ChippingIn to help us cover the cost of changing servers.