Join with Avaaz and help end the ivory trade

What’s happening?

Every 15 minutes an elephant is brutally slaughtered for its tusks, and at this rate they will be extinct in just a few years. Elephants are smart animals. They are as close to humans as apes, and they are intelligent enough to know and be obsessed with their death. They understand what is happening to them and their families, even identifying elephant bones and spending hours crying over them. Poaching is so emotionally devastating that it can take a herd 20 years to recover.

100 elephants a day are dying. They are shot sometimes from helicopters, their faces cut off by machetes often while they are still alive, all just to produce ivory trinkets. We’re about to wipe elephants from the face of the Earth. It’s so bad, some are now being born without tusks in an evolutionary bid to survive.

Avaaz’s efforts

For the first time ever, China, the world’s biggest ivory importer, has announced it is banning ivory. Now, if enough of us demand it, we can get Europe, the world’s biggest ivory exporter, to follow suit! Last year, Avaaz shone a light on Europe’s thriving ivory markets and stirred up a storm. Now momentum is building to shut them down.

Supporting Avaaz

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How you can help

Join with Avaaz and call on Europe to ban the ivory trade:

“As citizens from across Europe and the world we call on you to close Europe’s domestic trade in ivory, end all ivory exports, and support efforts to ban the global ivory trade. Europe has led the fight against illegal poaching, but these efforts are being undermined by the continued legal trade in ivory in EU countries. In the context of China announcing its ban on ivory, Europe must now do all it can to prevent elephants being driven to extinction.”

https://secure.avaaz.org/campaign/en/eu_ivory_loc2/?slideshow

 

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