LETTER: Time to declare war on poachers

The North State Journal | Madeline Gray

Last year, 36,000 endangered elephants were slaughtered by ivory poachers equipped with semi-automatics and helicopters. These poachers raise money through this practice to contribute to terrorism and organized crime.Wildlife rescue groups warn that the only way possible to save the elephants, rhinos, lions, and other threatened animals from imminent extinction would be for President Donald Trump to declare war on poachers the way he did against the Islamic State, and send the military in to parts of Africa and India.If that is what it would take to save African elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, cheetahs, and India’s tigers, then that is what Trump should do!America must do whatever it takes to insure that God’s creation does not vanish from the earth.Richard PopeHendersonville