Doughnut shop owner sentenced for ivory smuggling

Full story: Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

The owner of a Claremont doughnut shop was placed on probation and fined nearly $4,000 on Monday for smuggling ivory from endangered African elephants.
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Utesch

Los Angeles, CA

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Nov 29, 2010
 
He should be sent to PRISON.
Emma

Chino, CA

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Nov 29, 2010
 
Boycott his shop! I know I'll never buy from a person who knowingly participates in the inhumane slaughter of sentient beings for what? Trinkets? Elephants are magnificent animals and for them to be killed for human greed and vanity is unconscionable.
Chico Escuela

Montclair, CA

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#3
Nov 29, 2010
 
They make some good doughnuts though. I go to their shop regularly. Fantastic.
Murdock

Los Angeles, CA

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#4
Nov 29, 2010
 
Carved them in the back of his shop. Hmm, watch out for the ivory shavings in your glazed.
Claudia

Bloomington, CA

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#5
Nov 29, 2010
 
Asian besides being stupid overall and a hazard on the roads they still think they can get away with stuff like that.
Homer

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Nov 29, 2010
 
Claudia wrote:
Asian besides being stupid overall and a hazard on the roads they still think they can get away with stuff like that.
Did that make you feel better to insert a racist remark? Seriously though, if you're gonna spread hate, at least be accurate. I guess you are too stupid to know that the stereotype of Asians is that they are smart. And what does driving have anything to do with this crime? Just another ignorant troll saying "stuff like that."
eye on things

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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#8
Nov 30, 2010
 
Ill take a ivory chocolate donut and a small coffee. To go please. I won't be eating there anytime soon.
Who Cares

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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#9
Nov 30, 2010
 
Yeah let's boycott him for buying something from a slaughtered animal. While we are on the subject then none of you making remarks should be eating meat, wearing anything that is made from animal skin, and so on. What a bunch of f..ing hypocrites.
Cultural Issues

La Verne, CA

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#10
Nov 30, 2010
 
It's his culture! It's his culture! You can't challenge his culture! That's racist/neo-Colonialist! We hear that as a defense all the time. Especially from our friends in Claremont.
Mac

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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Nov 30, 2010
 
Claudia wrote:
Asian besides being stupid overall and a hazard on the roads they still think they can get away with stuff like that.
Asians? Have u been to university campus lately? obviously NOT!!! Well maybe its time for u to venture out in world of educated people and all u would see are Asians. So who's stupid now "claudia" or should i say narrow-minded claudia!!!
Rufus T Firefly

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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Nov 30, 2010
 
Hey, you can only make so much by selling a glazed twist, others use Amway this guy uses Ivory to supplement his income.
Im just saying

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

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#14
Nov 30, 2010
 
Yes, I would like a giant cinnamon role...hey that's not a cinnamon role, its elephant dung!
Lurking

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Nov 30, 2010
 
Homer wrote:
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Did that make you feel better to insert a racist remark? Seriously though, if you're gonna spread hate, at least be accurate. I guess you are too stupid to know that the stereotype of Asians is that they are smart. And what does driving have anything to do with this crime? Just another ignorant troll saying "stuff like that."
Asians are overachievers academically, but you must admit they are a hazard to everyone on the road.
Paul Smith

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#16
Nov 30, 2010
 
Those sickos making racist comments need help. I am 84 and I love my 19 year old Asian bride and our 3 year old son.
Lurking

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Nov 30, 2010
 
Paul Smith wrote:
Those sickos making racist comments need help. I am 84 and I love my 19 year old Asian bride and our 3 year old son.
How does that work, do they arrive COD or do you pay in advance?
Im just saying

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Nov 30, 2010
 
Lurking wrote:
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How does that work, do they arrive COD or do you pay in advance?
They arrive...and you pay, and pay, and keep paying!
pomona mama

Huntington Beach, CA

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#19
Nov 30, 2010
 
Perhaps the people that protest on the corner of Indian Hill Blvd. every Friday should take their signs and protest in front of this guys doughnut shop instead.

Then let him deal with public shame and humiliation, the public will let him know we do not approve of buying ivory at the expense of the extinction of a species.
2 cents

Los Angeles, CA

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#20
Nov 30, 2010
 
this nutty cr*p comes from being overrun with foreigners that in no way become the least bit Americanized
Sly

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#21
Nov 30, 2010
 
Great donuts, bad guy. The 2 gals who work in there MUST have known what was going on. I say, tar and feather them all!
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San Diego, CA

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#22
Nov 30, 2010
 
i see a lot of white "elephants" going there for their daily fix of doughnuts

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