A few years back (around 2007 I think), I had a lively discussion with a venerable on the subject matter. I'm going to try to keep this entry as concise as possible. If you are interested in this, read on, otherwise go meditate or move along … 🙂
Take a look at the clip below and see how adult elephants care for a baby elephant in their rescue of it.
Seeing how sentient it is, can you bear to put its life to an end just so you can have its ivory tasks adorning one’s selfish desires?