Monday, May 23, 2011

Save the Elephants!

Anyone who knows me, knows I am passionate about environmental issues. In fact, that is a main focus of my blog: ...and then i found $5.

But I thought this environmental petition was appropriate to post to this blog to go along (sort of) with the theme of Book 2: Water for Elephants.

Twenty years ago, illegal poaching to support the commercial ivory trade nearly wiped out elephant populations. In 1989 after international public outcry, elephants were given the highest level of protection, and the international trade of ivory was banned. But the battle isn't over. Over the past 12 years, a number of political decisions have led to a partial lifting of the ban, which has led to an increase in illegal poaching, especially in West and Central Africa, putting these majestic animals in danger once again.

To defend and save elephants, the legal ivory trade must be banned. If ivory had no commercial value, there wouldn't be a reason for these gentle giants to die. Tell the U.S. government to help protect elephants by opposing the international ivory trade.

Join The Animal Rescue's campaign today and you can help free elephants from the threat of ivory poaching. Please sign the petition that urges the U.S. government to protect the world's remaining elephants by opposing any further international trade in ivory.

Thanks for your help to free elephants from the threat of ivory poaching!

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