Oh ! How often through the centuries people have blamed God for their atrocities.
Thousands of elephants die each year so that their tusks can be carved into religious objects. Can the slaughter be stopped?
Some of the last big tuskers gather in Tsavo, Kenya. A single large tusk sold on the local black market can bring $6,000, enough to support an unskilled Kenyan worker for ten years.
Photographer Brent Stirton takes a look inside the illegal ivory trade and its tragic impact on elephant populations.