It is extremely unfortunate that ivory from elephants killed in Namibia and South Africa can still be imported. That’s an inexcusable gap in the regulatory system of those countries. And even though some countries have barred trophy hunting, wildlife services have a hard time protecting the wild game in Africa. As a consequence, the black market continues to cash in.
Speaking of wild game, the Big Five (African elephant, African lion, Cape buffalo, African leopard, and rhinoceros) continue to be threatened by poachers. The lion and elephant are currently classified as “vulnerable.” The leopard and white rhinoceros are “threatened.” As for the black rhino and the northern white rhino of Africa, they’re “critically endangered.” The buffalo is of “least concern,” even though the buffalo population continues to dwindle.
Now let’s get back to the focus of this story. Exactly how did Carlex Design acquire elephant leather to dress up the seats of a Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat? Trophy hunting is out of the question in this case because the trophy is meant to be displayed as a representation of the hunt’s success. Seats wrapped in the skin of an African elephant are not that, not by a long shot.
WTF, Carlex Design? Other than the questionable choice of leather, the tuning company thought that the standard door panels would be better if they were replaced with sculpted charred wood. The extremely hideous steering wheel, however, is made from engraved silver because why the hell not?
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