The Games End
William Louis Gardner
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"The Games End" is a Hollywood and African novel about Ahmed, a massive tusk elephant in Kenya who captivated Hollywood throughout the 1950's and 1970's. (Ahmed is stuffed and stands in front of the Nairobi Museum in Kenya . Former President Kenyatta issued a degree to protect him when he was alive). The film story is a "Moby Dick" theme played out with the great elephant Ahmed, that captures the adventure and romance of its cast as they find themselves in the African bush to save the game, but running into opposition every way they turn. Eighteen-year-old ASTRID, a Tanzanian, and MOLO, her African helper, find her pet elephant dead in a poachers trap. She becomes hysterical captures the poacher, and puts him in his trap and leaves.
First, it was the droughts that was killing the elephant herds in the seventies, and then the Japanese in the eighties and now it's the Chinese responsible for poaching the elephants in Africa . A hundred thousand were killed last year for their ivory. Very soon, we will only find them in zoos. Is this a tragedy?