The elephant is one of the best loved animals in the history of our planet; its image is reproduced in tens of millions of children’s toys pictures and stories. It is an intelligent gentle giant and is completely harmless it just brings joy and wonder to everyone; everyone that is except the crooks who are willing to kill them so that our fellow human beings can wear pathetic trinkets.
Do you believe that it is OK to kill such a magnificent creature so that some shallow character can wear an ivory necklace? If like me you think that that is an obscenity then sign the petition below.
In 5 days, 2 African governments will try to pry open the worldwide ban on ivory trading -- a decision that could wipe out whole elephant populations and bring these magnificent animals closer to extinction.Tanzania and Zambia are lobbying the UN for special exemptions from the ban, other African states have countered by calling to extend the trade ban for 20 years.Our best chance to save the continent's remaining elephants is to support African conservationists. We only have 5 days left and the UN Endangered Species body only meets every 3 years. Over 30,000 elephants are gunned down each year and their tusks hacked off by poachers with axes and chainsaws. Click below to sign this urgent petition
Thursday, March 11, 2010
TIME TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THE ELEPHANT AND THE IVORY BAUBLE.
Posted by Cllr Terry Kelly at Thursday, March 11, 2010
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