Every Day, 100 African Elephants Are Murdered for Their Ivory

February 12, 2014 at 7:03 PM 2 comments

Wanna read that title again?

Here’s the front page of the UK Independent tomorrow:

UK Independent re Elephant poaching 2-12-14

Every day 100 African elephants are murdered for their ivory.  Unless international action is taken, they could be extinct within a decade.  This newspaper’s campaign has raised a record amount in the fight against poaching.  But today, as leaders from around the globe meet in London to talk about this, we need action, not words.

What a refreshing break from he-said, she-said reporting.

The Independent is taking a side, acting up and making some noise.

Brraaaaaavo!

 

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tim Truett  |  February 13, 2014 at 7:52 AM

    Did you happen to notice the Tweet a week or so ago entitled “Wealthy family on vacation” or words to that effect of Mom, Dad and two teens kneeling beside a elephant they had just shot ~ with its mouth still full of the grass it was eating. Disgusting.

  • 2. Say It Ain't So Already  |  February 13, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Oh, no, I didn’t see that. Given your description, I’m kind of glad I didn’t. I can’t imagine shooting an elephant.

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