Help Save Elephants
Do you own ivory? Or know someone who does?
Robbie Marsland, the UK director of the IFAW, said:
“Many people have unwanted ivory trinkets and by donating them for destruction, they can be sure this ivory will not end up on the market again or have a commercial value.”
February 12-13, governments from around the world are gathering in London to discuss how to end illegal wildlife trade. The IFAW is urging people in the UK to hand in unwanted ivory ahead of the summit. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has already collected some 50kg of ivory, donated in response to this appeal, to be crushed in central London next month.
“At this key time when all eyes will be on London, the IFAW’s ivory surrender and crush will also help focus attention on the cruel ivory trade. Legal ivory trade often provides a smokescreen for more illegal killing of elephants and by donating unwanted ivory people will be making a positive contribution to elephant protection.”
Check out this LETTER HERE and consider copying/pasting/personalizing your own to send to your family and friends.
DO YOU LIVE IN THE U.S. AND WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE A SAFE PLACE TO HAVE YOUR IVORY DESTROYED?
To Whom it May Concern:IFAW in London is asking for anyone to turn in their ivory to be crushed this February (http://elephantopia.org/2014/01/29/help-save-elephants/). Is there any movement like this in the U.S.? How can we help get one started?Thank you,YOUR NAME, EMAIL & STATE YOU RESIDE IN