South African Elephant #Repost@natgeo @stevewinterphoto for @natgeo
A young elephant in the wilds of South Africa. GREAT NEWS!!!!
Last year China promised to stop the sale of elephant ivory by the end of 2017. Now it is making good on that promise: 67 ivory carving factories and retail shops across the country will close down on Friday, and the rest by the of the year. This is great news for the 30,000 elephants killed each year for their tusks in Africa.
We can each participate on social media and make our voices heard for the elephants that have no voice in their future.
When the buying stops the killing can too!! @wildaid
As every 15 minutes a elephant is killed for its ivory. We need to make owning ivory an act unbecoming of a civilized people. We need to all become people who respect the lives of elephants and their right to walk this earth as they have for 1000’s of years - free and safe from harm by humans.