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[–] derram 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

https://archive.is/CyePa :

African elephants are being born without tusks due to poaching, researchers say | The Independent

'In some areas 98 per cent of female elephants now have no tusks, researchers have said, compared to between two and six per cent born tuskless on average in the past. '

'She toldshe had seen a direct correlation between the intensity of poaching and the percentage of females born without tusks in some of the herds she monitored. '

'She told The Times she had seen a direct correlation between the intensity of poaching and the percentage of females born without tusks in some of the herds she monitored. '

'The most striking example is in the Addo Elephant National Park in South Africa, where 98 per cent of female elephants have no ivory. ', "In 2008, scientists found that even among elephants that remained tusked, the tusks were smaller than in elephants' a century before – roughly half their previous size."

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[–] carlip 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

This is the dumbest "theory" I have read about in a long while. Its like saying since women have started dying their hair blonde, brunettes are becoming more rare. Totally made up garbage. Not to mention the 5-6 generation change, evolution does not occur this fast in large mammals.

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[–] doginventer [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It's a simple matter of eliminating certain traits (ie big tusks) from the gene pool