The Tragedy of the elephant
Put together by: William Louis Gardner
Ahmed The Elephant
Largest Tusk Elephant
Ahmed, Kenya’s largest tusk elephant is stuffed and stands in front of the Kenyan Museum in Nairobi, Kenya. Former President Jomo Kenyatta issued a decree to protect him from the poachers and hunters when he was alive and this is central to the plot of the book: The Games End. ”The Games End” is a about Ahmed, a massive tusk elephant in Kenya who captivated Hollywood through the 1950s through 1970s. Although he was ordered to be protected from hunters, the allure of this giant prize would not protect him those who saw only dollar signs.
It also brings awareness to the poaching of elephants, and how if we don’t start saving the elephants they will no longer be with us. The Author has been to Africa himself many times and witnessed the tragedies, from which he got the inspiration needed to write the book. William Louis Gardner has an additional published book: “Confessions of a Hollywood Agent” available on Amazon.
-Mwai Kibaki, president of Kenya, sets fire to confiscated ivory at the Kenya Wildlife Training School in Manyani, Kenya, Wednesday, July 20, 2011. In a bid to combat the illegal ivory trade in Africa, Lusaka Agreement Task Force (LATF) announced The African Law Enforcement Day by burning 5 tons of contraband ivory at the Kenya Wildlife Training School. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)
-Ivory goes up in smoke
-Ivory ashes after they have been destroyed.
Hereis the video of the Ivory being destroyed
These are the ashes, and this the end of the tragedy. Lets hope that in the future we can stop the tragedy.