Help Save Elephants

Watch this delightful video of a baby elephant, does he not remind you of a child of two or so chasing birds falling over and running to his mother for comfort. Elephants are amazing creatures, highly intelligent animals who form close family bonds. It is a tragedy that their very existence is under threat.

Can you imagine a world without elephants? Doesn’t bear thinking about.

Below are actions you can take and information about this remarkable species killed for the sake of profit. The trade in ivory is so prolific that elephants are now being born without tusks as though evolution is trying to step in to save elephants from the human threat to their existence. A threat that will be realised within the next decade if we do not act now to stop the slaughter of these iconic animals.

Petition

Help shut down the biggest ivory markets in the world by signing the following petition:

Hong Kong: End ivory, not elephants!

“The biggest ivory bust in decades just happened in Hong Kong. 1000 elephants were murdered for one shipment(!), only to end up as little trinkets on people’s bookshelves! 

Hong Kong is like ivory island — home to a booming trade in their butchered body parts. As long as it’s legal, more and more beautiful elephants will be slaughtered. At this rate, they could literally be wiped out in our lifetime. “

Please sign and share:
https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/hk_ivory_loc/?wMsmGdb

Petition

Europe: End the Ivory Trade

“We’re about to wipe elephants from the face of the Earth. It’s so bad, some are now being born without tusks — an astonishing last throw of the evolutionary dice to survive human cruelty.

But for the first time ever China, the world’s biggest ivory importer, has announced it’s banning ivory. Now, if enough of us demand it, we can get Europe, the world’s biggest ivory exporter, to follow suit!”

Please sign and share
https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/eu_ivory_hk_ref/?wMsmGdb

Elephants also need to be free in the wild not confined to a miserable existence in zoos.

Please take the following action to at least rescue the elephants from at least this one zoo.

Petition

Shut Down the Elephant Exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo and Release the Elephants to Sanctuary
https://www.change.org/p/shut-down-the-elephant-exhibit-at-the-los-angeles-zoo

The are 10,000 Zoos worldwide housing an estimated one million invertebrates. Please boycott zoos, zoos are not the place for wild animals.

Reasons to save elephants.

The most import reason we should save elephants from extinction is that elephants, like all animals, are thinking feeling sentient beings and like all animals, including humans, do not want to die. Elephants like all creatures wish to live their lives free of suffering at the hands of human beings.They are a part of nature, it is their world too and they have a right to be here.

Some facts and other information about these incredible animals.

Elephants are very intelligent. Did you know that they can identify different languages

“Researchers at the University of Sussex in Brighton, UK have discovered that African elephants can distinguish differences in human gender, age, and ethnicity purely by the sound of someone’s voice.”

Elephants can use tools

“In 2010, a 7-year-old Asian elephant named Kandula impressed researchers by utilizing tools from his surroundings to reach fruit that had been strategically placed just beyond his reach.”

Elephants are empahtic

Elephants also mourn their dead and have incredible memories:

“Elephants can remember routes to watering holes over incredibly long stretches of time and space. This is necessary for elephants that live in the desert where water is scarce. “

Read the complete article
7 Behaviors That Prove Elephants Are Incredibly Smart
http://mentalfloss.com/article/55640/7-behaviors-prove-elephants-are-incredibly-smart

Below is footage of an elephant giving birth in the wild, free as nature intended.

Help save this remarkable animal before it is too late.

Please visit the following websites and take any of the suggested actions to help save elephants from extinction.

Save the Elephants
http://www.savetheelephants.org/

WWF Adopt an elephant
https://support.wwf.org.uk/adopt-an-elephant?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=PPC_Main&utm_campaign=Generic&pc=ARG001001&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjZS-_NCc1wIVRBbTCh2lRgJuEAAYASAAEgJorvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Elephants Voices
https://www.elephantvoices.org/support-now/what-you-can-do-support-now-70.html

6 ways to help elephants
https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/6-ways-to-help-elephants

Related Links

In Pictures: 3 arrests as Hong Kong makes record ivory seizure totalling 7.2 tonnes
https://www.hongkongfp.com/2017/07/06/three-arrests-hong-kong-makes-record-ivory-seizure-totalling-7-2-tonnes/

African elephants are being born without tusks due to poaching, researchers say
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/elephants-africa-tusks-ivory-poaching-born-without-a7440706.html

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