What’s Fair Trade Got To Do With World Elephant Day?
Animal Fact: The elephants can live between 50 and 70 years. The oldest known elephant lived 82 years old. The adults in good condition are said to have no natural predators except the humans which are a real threat to them.
Humans butcher elephants for their ivory. A baby is left without a mother, scared, traumatised, confused, alone and desperate. Left prey to lions and hyenas. Think about this the next time you buy a piece of ivory and imagine the horror and pain that these babies are subjected to. Lucky for you, this isn't going to happen to your baby. Help do something to stop the ivory trade. ❤•❦•:*´¨`*:•❦•❤
According to this research, rhino horns are now worth more than gold by pound. It also shows what rhino horns are most used for and they have been proven to be cures for none of them. Elephant tusks are also used solely for trinkets, jewelry, and other luxury items. They are endangered in Africa among other animals.
This baby elephant’s mother was killed for her tusks. Here the orphan rests in a stall with her keeper at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's Nairobi Elephant Nursery. The conservancy in Kenya nurtures many young victims of the illegal ivory trade. Some will eventually return to the wild.
If you care about these beautiful elephants -- the demand for their tusks is killing them off. Please join Leonardo DiCaprio and World Wildlife Fund in taking action for elephants. Sign the WWF petition to ban the Thai ivory trade: http://wwf.to/12PdoKe This has to end before elephants are completely wiped out. Thank you for reading.