Save the Elephants, Buy Ivory, Eat Elephant Meat
It's quite the conceit that a few conservation groups think a government decree can change history, and get a billion plus people to change their habits. By contrast, does America have a shortage of chickens? No, because people own them and eat them. Allowing private owners to sell animals for food or tourism saved the rhino and the elephant in Africa, and the bison in America. It could save the tiger too, if environmental groups would drop their resistance.
Watch John Stossel's special "You Can't Even Talk About It" on 20/20 tomorrow night (10 p.m. ET) for the full report.