It is sad when any being dies, human or otherwise, but it is even more distressing when that being is murdered simply for profit.
Personally, I have difficulty understanding how people can kill animals. I think for many people, they can do this because they think that animals are less valuable than humans. I don't agree. I believe all beings are equal, and I wish all beings to be free from suffering.
Read the article about the recent murder of an elephant in Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park and complete the summary with the words below (note there are two extra words)
killing / reduced / protect / decision / belief / determined
prevalent / rare / dangerous / discovered / removed
Authorities have 1 __________ that the body of an elephant recently 2 _________ in Alaungdaw Kathapa National Park was caused by poaching as the tusks of the elephant had been 3 __________. Poaching at the proposed UNESCO World Heritage Site is 4_________, with wild elephant poaching being more 5_____________ in the Ayeyarwady Region. However, poaching in the Ayeyarwady Region has also 6___________ largely due to the efforts of local authorities, police, civilians and civil society organizations to 7_________ endangered species. Nevertheless, the 8______________ of wild elephants remains a problem in Myanmar, due to the 9_____________ by some, that the tusks and hides have medicinal properties.
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