#bekindtoelephants How someone could shoot such an intelligent, empathetic animal as an elephant is beyond me. No animal should be hunted for ‘sport’ in the name of conservation. Hunting and poaching of wild elephants is outpacing the species’ reproductive rate, making it hard to justify the killing of further megafauna to ‘save the species.’
I saw a video posted earlier @dp4k.m of a mother who had been shot in the leg by poachers, her baby remained at her side until she was rescued and the mother sadly had to be euthanised due to a shattered leg. I can imagine, not only the agony she was in from the poacher's bullet, but the agony she would have felt knowing her baby was vulnerable as she couldn't protect her. You see, elephants are sentient and when a mother goes down I have no doubt her stress levels are raised as her heartbeat lowers as she worries about her baby. Does she think... what's going to happen? I think she does. She is a mother. The poachers can see this as they watch the elephant during the day and mark them for killing. Illegal or legal ivory, there is no difference, it's a crime against a mother's ivory. It's a crime against wildlife and it's a damn crime against us, the people, a majority, of elephant lovers who want this to stop! Listen to OUR voice! Watch the little one stay so close to the mother......they need each other.
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Last week @realdonaldtrump lifted the ban on the import of elephant hunting trophies, which also would lift the ban on other endangered animal trophy imports like lions. On Friday, the outcry was so extreme that he has since POSTPONED his decision to allow elephant trophies. Everything we do and our action can have a difference. This proves that. But we need to continue to show our support for these endangered species or he will just wait it out until the media stops covering it. Don't stop doing whatever you can. #donate and #repost to prevent him from allowing the upper class to plunder and take the resources that belongs to Earth, and to exploit the people of Africa. Repost this and tag #BeKindToElephants and a donation will be made for everyone who does. @dswt@theellenshow #worthmorealive#DSWT#elephant#saynotoivory#racingextinction#jointheherd#saynotopoaching#ivorybelongstoelephants
The power of each of us is very small. However, if we unite, we can make a change with great power. Race, religion, borders are not problems. Let's raise our voice for the majestic giants and all the other wildlife.
I pray the airline companies step up where the government has failed and prohibit elephant trophy cargo to the US ... conservationist groups have worked so hard to protect these gentle giants. #savetheelephants#jointheherd