Mankind’s fascination with elephants has put them on the endangered species list.
From ivory hunting, to zoos, and savage practices driven by touristic appeal, humans are putting the future of elephants at risk.
Eradicating cruelty starts by bringing awareness to the issue. This is why we’re bringing you all the info you need to start making a change on World Elephant Day (and every day!)
Some facts about elephants
Did you know that the number of elephants has dropped by 62 percent in the last decade alone?
The ivory trade is largely to blame, and it’s still alive and well, mostly driven by high demand from the Asian market.
Sadly, that’s hardly the only issue elephants face in 2018.
Destruction of their natural habitat and their continued use for entertainment purposes are two other serious problematics that deserve our attention.
Why zoos and elephant rides are wrong
Dr. Jane Goodall once said:
“I have spent hours and hours watching elephants, and come to understand what emotional creatures they are…it’s not just a species facing extinction, it’s massive individual suffering.”
Elephants used as touristic attraction are held captive and often abused; mistreated while being kept in subpar environments devoid of proper veterinary care.
As a consequence, most elephants display signs of trauma and depression.
Want to make things better? Here’s how:
You can help elephants today
Beside the obvious avoidance of activities that abuse elephants, there are multiple ways you can act to raise awareness and diminish their plight.
Raise your voice.
Share some elephant facts on your social media accounts and encourage others to get educated. (Don’t hesitate to share this post!)
If you want to take your dedication a little further, we suggest donating to the World Elephant Society.
Comment “🐘” if we should launch! 💥Elephant day is coming up on August 12 and we thought it would be important to bring attention to this trend of riding elephant that we truly disagree with. We will be giving more info about this but in the meantime, what would you think of this new design? 💚🌱🐘
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Want to showcase your support? This ‘Don’t Ride Them, Just Love them’ t-shirt says it all! Bonus: 15 percent of all profits go to animal rescue and shelters.
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