Wednesday, March 16

Don't Slaughter The Elephants!

According to the Humane Society of the US, in November:
Zambia will propose that its elephant population be downlisted from Appendix I, the category that covers species who may not be traded internationally, to Appendix II, the category that covers species whose international trade is legal but "regulated." Elephants in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe have already been downlisted to Appendix II.
Arguably, there is no such thing as a "regulated trade in ivory." The last time the ivory trade was "regulated," the result was widespread poaching, and hundreds of thousands of elephants were slaughtered.

If you feel elephants should not be slaughtered so that people can wear ivory, please sign the petition to the Zambian President at gopetition.com.

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