Crushing ivory (hopefully) not our best warfare

Written by Ben Carter, Dallas Safari Club. Photo by USFWS.

President Nixon was the first to declare war on drugs. Drug abuse, he said, is public enemy No. 1. He vowed more federal resources to prevent new addicts and rehab existing ones. That was 1971. One study estimates the U.S. now spends $51 billion annually on its drug war. And, by all accounts, drug abuse has skyrocketed.