Well, here's a thing: the Conservative Party appears to have been saying the thing that was not when it pledged to shut down the domestic trade in ivory, which is worsening the risk of extinction for the African elephant. The pledge was first made in 2010, but was quickly forgotten because of the urgent need to fix broken Britain by engineering a three-year economic depression and kicking the NHS to bits; while the Conservatives' little orange enablers were no doubt vociferous in their strong and principled agreement that the African elephant should be granted sufficient liberty to look after its own interests. In 2015 the Bullingdon Club sneered out the pledge again, or perhaps they simply forgot to remove it from the manifesto; this time the excuse for inaction is that "the illegal wildlife trade is a global issue and will only be solved through global co-operation." Rendered into Standard English this means that, as usual, the lesser breeds are to blame and that Britain must necessarily lead from the rear. It is, of course, a great pity that there are no international organisations to facilitate global co-operation on these issues, such as a European trading bloc with powers to make and enforce any laws agreed by its members.