Because otherwise, they soon will be extinct.
It's horrendous what is happening to these beautiful creatures. Watch this latest National Geographic video, or read the latest issue, and it will be enough to make you want to do something to change the situation. There needs to be major laws in place to stop this from happening in any country, jail time as a consequence for being in possession of the tusks. That includes selling them as religious/expensive artifacts.
We need to tell the Australian government to get other nations on board to crack down and fight this battle immediately! Before it's too late...
The "poaching" is also largely affecting other species like Rhino's, all because they have horns that people want to store as a "symbol" in their home.
Watch the videos below, and please share with or email this to your friends, these causes are spawning major victories around the world, eg: the John Laws case. Together we can seriously make a difference.
Love, the Elephants.
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