Review of Reviews,  6 (1892), 35.

The London Ivory Sales




Publications abstracted:

Leisure Hour


Natural Imperialism, Extinction

    Reports that 'In order to replenish the ivory market of England 15,000 elephants have to be killed every year. The annual slaughter of elephants amounts to 75,000. As the elephant does not begin to breed until it is thirty years old, and the average is one youngster every ten years until he is ninety, the extinction of the elephant is within measurable distance'.

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