8B. As much as I would like to say that a ban could realistically happen, I would be lying. I do not think that a ban can realistically happen because there is already ban on illegal ivory trade and yet the numbers of elephants dying continue to rise because of illegal trade. The ban that we have right now is not working and because of that I believe that no ban will stop them from hunting elephants till its too late and the elephants are extinct. Ethical egoism gets in the way for the ban to completely work because everyone is just focus on making profits on harmless animals. 8C. The one way to solve this issue in my opinion is funding these parks and reserves and equipping them with well trained soldiers to take down the hunters and militias that come to kill the elephants. The only problem with that is that it can start a war between humans that can get even more deadly the one we have right now. The Social Contract theory is the best solution if we are applying ethical theories to this issue because we can establish rules that can create stations where the elephants could go to be protected 24/7. It would have to a worldwide investment with all the nations deciding to go that way and providing money to help fund this. If nations choose not to do that then I do not think there is much more we can do to help solve this issue before another animal becomes extinct. 8
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