You can help stop the extinction of the majestic elephant
At the current rate of killing, elephants may be extinct by 2030. Every day, elephants are killed for their ivory tusks. They are sometimes shot from helicopters, cut into with machetes often while they are still alive, just to produce ivory trinkets for the ivory trade. The killings are also managed by organised criminals that are using the proceeds to fund some of the most dangerous terror groups in the world.
Elephants are intelligent animals, as close to humans in their intelligence as are apes. They have the capacity to be emotionally devastated by death, as they can understand death and what happens to them, to the point of being able to identify elephant bones and grieve over them.
“Poaching is so emotionally devastating that it can take a herd 20 years to recover!” – Avaaz
Avaaz is working towards ending the slaughter of elephants for good.
“… now there’s reason to hope: China just announced it will phase out its ivory industry and there is legislation in eleven US states calling for a ban on ivory trading. It’s a tipping point moment in this fight for these majestic animals and we can make sure demand everywhere dries up by funding a flood of campaigns in the US and Thailand and Vietnam to kill the biggest ivory markets anywhere.” – Avaaz
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How you can help
Join with Avaaz and help stop the slaughter of elephants. Your contribution will go towards Avaaz’s species-saving work. You can help save the elephant from extinction.
“With 1/10 of the population being killed each year, there is no time to lose; our elephants need champions today. The future of this magnificent species is in your hands.” – Avaaz