Help Stop The Bloody Ivory Trade

Help Stop The Bloody Ivory Trade

    1. Alan Haggard
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      Alan Haggard

      San Diego, CA

The image of elephant carcasses is a haunting one. Lifeless bodies strewn across the African Savannah, their faces literally sawed off for their tusks. Did they suffer when the first bullet pierced their skin? The second? Did they leave behind a baby, now orphaned and at risk?

The ivory trade is gruesome and indefensible and should be stopped once and for all. Will you help me save Africa's elephants before it's too late?

On March 13, 2010, delegates from 175 countries will descend on Doha, Qatar in the Middle East for the 15th Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (popularly known as "CITES"). There, they will consider dozens of proposals concerning international protection of imperilled species — including dangerous petitions from Tanzania and Zambia to sell more than one hundred thousand kilograms of elephant ivory.

Please tell the United States government to vote NO on these proposals and urge the American CITES delegation to lobby actively against any ivory trade.

The global ivory trade of the 1970s and 1980s reduced the continent-wide population of African elephants by half — from an estimated 1.3 million to fewer than 600,000 individuals.

Today, insidious poachers and greedy ivory profiteers still drive the slaughter, laundering illegal ivory into ivory markets abroad, particularly in the Far East. Heavily armed criminal gangs are peppering elephant herds with bullets, often killing dedicated, protective park rangers in the process.

Source: Born Free USA

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    • Del Pickup SHEFFIELD, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 4 years ago

      Murder of any kind, but especially murder for trinkets should be unaceptable in a civilised world

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      • over 4 years ago

      Do you know that elephants have families they care about, just like you do?

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    • Cassie Jo Panayis GOLD COAST
      • over 4 years ago

      Elephants don't deserve this. It isn't fair on them because they did nothing. You cares about Ivory. The only people who care are the ones who are selfish enough to want it and the people who seling it for money.

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      • over 4 years ago

      This cruelty is a tragedy.  As humans we have the capability to protect and nurture the earth and our fellow inhabitants. Yet often we're the cause of their pain, torture and death.  Anything we can do to help those who share the earth with us has to be the right thing to do.

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    • Kate Barrett BRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 4 years ago

      It is not our right to kill any other living sentient being for anything. Ivory belongs to the elephants it is not meant for someones mantlepiece!

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