IFAW Guest Post: Marching together for the elephants

Thursday, November 14, 2013 - 9:24am

In the blog excerpt below, Dr. Goodall wrote in support of today's U.S. State Department's Ivory Crush, where nearly six tons of confiscated ivory will be destroyed to highlight the devastating impact of demand for ivory products on elephant populations.

 
In the last six years, elephant populations across the African continent have plummeted as a result of illegal commercial-scale poaching.
 
Tens of thousands of elephants are now brutally killed every year to satisfy insatiable consumer demand from New York to Beijing for products made of or containing ivory.  Because of this, there is a very real risk that the world will lose African elephants forever.
 
This must stop. But it will require people everywhere marching together toward a common goal to bring this horrific and cruel slaughter to a halt.
 
 
 
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