The demand for ivory throughout Asia has continued to fuel the slaughter of these magnificent animals in numbers approaching hundreds of thousands over the years. Many animal rights activists while happy to have some justice doled out to these particularly well-known smugglers, do not believe the Tanzanian government is doing enough to protect more elephants from the hands of these poachers. The fifteen years sentences and the unusually high fines are being viewed as an important signal that the government is going to step up its efforts to curb the tide of poaching.
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