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Don't print propaganda.

I find it offensive that the Journal published what amounts to a pro-elephant poaching piece by Daniel Stiles (Plus Minus: "Only Legal Ivory Can Stop Poaching," Summer 2015). Allowing Stiles to spew his lies in print is like the Second World War allies printing the "opposite point of view" by Joseph Goebbels, Hitler's propaganda minister.

It is settled science and policy within the elephant conservation community that a total worldwide ban on trading ivory is one of the prime ways to stop the ongoing slaughter of elephants. China can and should immediately ban the internal sale and transport of all ivory and ivory products within its borders.

Please do not drag this fine magazine in the mud by printing such fallacious opinions in future issues. I do not care that Stiles has a PhD after his name. What he writes is extremely counterproductive, and it is not worth chopping down trees to get it printed on paper.

Ed Loosli

President, The

Wildlife Trust

Walnut Creek, CA

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Title Annotation:letters & emails
Author:Loosli, Ed
Publication:Earth Island Journal
Article Type:Letter to the editor
Date:Sep 19, 2015
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