I’ll let you have a look at the following two pictures, to give you an idea of what I am talking about.
The ivory trade has declined over recent years, but a recent article, made me wonder....how much ivory hunting still goes ahead. I think it is absolutely sickening to think animals deserve this. When I came across these photographs I physically felt ill, annoyed and appalled that anyone could actually want to do this. There’s a big problem with habitat destruction caused by deforestation, meaning the elephants have a shortage of food and have nowhere to hide if danger occurred.
Some people are extremely bothered about this matter and want to take action (like myself) other people think it’s a good idea, while other people do not show the slightest bit of interest. Some people say ivory hunting needs to be carried out to provide business for people, well.... I’ll leave you to make up your mind on that. Personally I think action needs to be taken, yet to make ivory hunting banned it has to be taken to a global scale!
There are numerous ways you can help save the elephants, including, donating money to elephant based organisations, adopt an elephant, or help stop the trading by visiting Africa and taking part in the ban.
I adopted an elephant a couple of years ago as part of the Born Free charity. It brings great joy every few months when you have updates on how your adopted elephant is doing. I chose to adopt Esprit because I wanted to support a fantastic charity and I wanted to help the animal itself by paying for its well being, and the research that will help her in the future.