Poachers killed an estimated 100,000 elephants across Africa between 2010 and 2012, a huge spike in the continent’s death rate of the world’s largest land mammals because of an increased demand for ivory in China and other Asian nations, a new study says.
I normally try to post mostly positive news but this is just too disturbing to not post about. Elephants are magnificent creatures - highly intelligent, gentle and key to the health of their habitats. Please, do whatever you can to spread awareness about their plight and protect these amazing creatures.
We should be investigating ways to communicate with these wise giants, not killing them for their teeth and leaving their bodies to rot.