Join with Avaaz to save the elephants

What’s happening?

There are only 500,000 Elephants left, and with organized crime getting in the game, poaching has gone industrial, with 35,000 killed every year. We have to save these magnificently intelligent, gentle, and emotional fellow creatures from the horror of brutal genocide.

The biggest market for ivory is China, where people buy it for vanity reasons to show wealth and importance. But most Chinese don’t even know ivory comes from dead Elephants! They are also generally pop-culture conscious and superstitious. We can use that information to our advantage to save the elephants.

Avaaz’s efforts

Avaaz will run a massive, hard-hitting ad campaign in China with top chinese celebrities involved that declare ivory disgusting, uncool, and most effective of all, cursed. If Chinese people come to think of ivory as bloody, cruel and ‘suzhou’, or cursed, it will turn ivory from a vanity asset to an embarrassing liability.

Avaaz is a global web movement to bring people-powered politics to decision-making everywhere. Avaaz empowers millions of people from all walks of life to take action on pressing global, regional and national issues, from corruption and poverty to conflict and climate change.

Underlying Avaaz campaigns is a set of values—the conviction that we are all human beings first, and privileged with responsibilities to each other, to future generations, and to the planet.

Supporting Avaaz

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How you can help

You can join with Avaaz to help bring this campaign to save the elephants to life.

“We’ve run the concept by experts in Chinese culture and have high profile allies to help make the ads — now we need 50,000 of us to chip in the price of a drink or a meal to help rebrand ivory, quell the surging market for this genocidal product, and save our magnificent gentle cousins.” – Avaaz




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