In South Africa, officials have decided to start an elephant cull. This is because over the past few years, the elephant population has almost gone too far for the carrying capacity. So South Africa’s "great" idea was to start an elephant cull. They kill the elephants by shooting them with a tranquilizer gun an then finishing them off with a bullet to the head.
This is South Africa’s way of trying to control the food chain. This can sometimes be a dangerous thing to do, because it messes up the food chain even more than it already was, and mother nature would take care of the problem anyways!
So the critical question is: Is the elephant cull a good idea, or is it a cruel and harmful thing?
So what do you think? Should South Africa stop its cull or is it a good solution to the problem? Leave us a comment and share your thinking, and join us again soon on the Blurb!
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