Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Stop The Ivory Trade: Bangkok's March For Elephants

Bangkok joined in the International March for elephants on 4 October. Around 20 cities joined in worldwide as part of an awareness campaign run by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Ivory can be seen in many places around Bangkok and the rest of Thailand for sale. It is often intimated that ivory only comes from elephants that are already dead, but this is not the case. Every fifteen minutes, another elephant is killed so poachers can use their tusks.

Here is footage from the march highlighting this very important issue:

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