Ask Ellen DeGeneres to invite Lek Chailert from Save the Elephant Foundation to her show
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I am a 7th grader who loves animals. I volunteer to help abandoned animals, and I am a vegetarian.
I just saw the movie Love and Bananas and met Lek Chailert at the theater. She is working to save elephants in Asia.
Elephants are highly intelligent animals and have emotions like humans. Elephants numbered in the hundreds of thousands in Asia at the turn of the 20th century. There are now only 37,000 to 48,000 alive.
One in three elephants in Asia lives in captivity and were abused from when they were babies. The movie shows how these babies are tortured and never knew the true meaning of motherly love.
Elephants have been eliminated from western Asia, from most of the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia, and almost entirely from China.
Lek Chailert is at the forefront of saving Asian Elephants and founded the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honored Lek as one of six Women Heroes of Global Conservation. Lek was also named one of Time Magazine’s Heroes of Asia for her work in conservation in 2005 and the Ford Foundation’s “Hero of the Planet” in 2001.
As an animal rights advocate like me, I am hoping that Ellen DeGeneres will invite Lek to her show to appeal to people to help support her organization and the elephants who live in Asia.
My dads and my grandma watch the Ellen DeGeneres show every day. I watch it sometimes if I am done with my homework. I am hoping Ellen decides to invite Lek to be on her show to help spread the word of her important work.
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