I remember reading an article years ago that made me sad. It was about the last Great Auk and how it was clubbed to death on a small island by hunters. Much like the killing of the seal pups, I think, only much worse, given the known scarcety of the Great Auk.
The sight of a dead elephant with a bloody hole where its tusks should be, is sickening beyond words; and most certainly beyond words one would use in a family magazine. There would surely be bleeps were a BBC or RTE cameraman and crew to come upon these elephant-killers, caught in the act. I wonder if there would be bleeps for the elephant’s screams. Yes, elephants do scream when in extreme pain.