Extinction is no longer a by-product of poaching it is the very purpose. There is a war against elephants and rhinos raging in the savannahs and jungles of Africa and Asia, where illegal trade in endangered animals is booming. It’s being waged by speculative investors, warlords funding their political conflicts and unbridled, thoughtless consumerism. The story is about greed, brutality and the merciless battle over a limited resource. The numbers are shocking. 30,000 elephants - one every 15 minutes - and over 1000 rhinos will die this year alone. As numbers go down the prices go up, making it a perverse futures market in extinction. At 20 Billion annually it’s the most lucrative business after drugs and weapons. At this pace elephants, rhinos and tigers living in the wild will be extinct in our lifetimes. The film takes the audience from the killing fields to the trading hubs, exposes the lethal mechanisms of the global trade, who the customers are, what generates demand, and what can be done to stop the slaughter.