TELL TRUMP AND DC: REINSTATE THE BAN ON IMPORTING ELEPHANT TROPHIES
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Elephants are on the list of threatened species and the global community has rallied to stem the ivory trade. Now, the U.S. government is giving American trophy hunters the green light to kill them and import the trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia.
I've been to Africa and have seen these majestic and peaceful animals in their homeland ... but there were not many and their numbers are dwindling. The photo above is of a small herd we came across while on safari in the Eastern Serengeti, along the border of Kenya and Tanzania. I've also been to, and support, the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ( www.dswt.org ) in Nairobi which is an amazing organization that rescues, raises and reintegrates orphaned baby elephants who are victims of mostly poaching but some human conflict. You have to understand - these babies are as close to human development as any other mammal. They need love and nurturing just like our own babies. The keepers at DSWT sleep in the stalls with the babies, who need to be fed every 3 to 4 hours for the first 3 years of their lives. They experience trauma and PTSD just like humans and whether legal or illegal, the killing of these wild animals and their families is experienced just as if we were to witness the murder of our families.
LET'S STAND UP AND HELP GIVE VOICE TO THESE BEAUTIFUL, GENTLE GIANTS AND SPEAK FOR THEM. HELP ME SEND THE MESSAGE TO THE GOVERNMENT TO LEAVE THESE ANIMALS BE AND BAN THE IMPORT!!!
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