This. this is what trophy hunters “hunt” for. the ivory tusks of an elephant; a mere quick k**l and they make their fortune. then it is off to hang on a wall or become a trinket in their home to show their worth; that my friends is complete ignorance.
it is ignorant because that small fraction of ivory comes from a beautiful, smart, caring, kind and highly intellectual species called the elephant; a species every human in the planet knows, recognizes, and feels compassion for. yet, it is an animal on the brink of extinction. extinction.
within the most recent years, the obama administration and countless organizations have worked hard to protect this unforgettable species. and yet, today, the trump administration stands before us, turning a blind eye to all our work we have put in. today, a world leader (our commander in chief) has removed the ban on ivory trade and trophy hunting in america and has said that ” trophy hunting will actually help the species survive.” wait, i’m sorry? let me say it again, ignorant.
i am hurting, i am angry, i am extremely saddened but i have faith. i have faith that we as humans can continue to do the work we intend to do. to not take no for an answer. help me, and help them #savetheelephants#dontletthemdisappear@action4ifaw@savetheelephants@leonardodicaprio@edbyellen@elephantcrisisfund