Say no to ivory (aka killing elephants for their tusks)
The truth of the matter is, without anyone to buy ivory, elephants wouldn’t be killed for their tusks. When I was a child, I’d see jewelry made out of this material called “ivory” which was mostly something people bought as souvenirs. I had no idea elephants and rhinos had to die for it. There’s nothing sentimental about killing an elephant to hang a piece of their tusk on your neck, unless it’s for sadness that something like that ever had to happen in the first place.
The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) says that “every piece of ivory represents a dead elephant” and they’re letting those who were unaware of the horrors of ivory and misleadingly purchased something made of ivory to “surrender” it to them in an effort to raise awareness. “By donating ivory items you will be taking ivory away from the market and removing its commercial value, making a positive contribution to elephant protection.”
Even if you’ve never purchased ivory, you can help out! Please click on the image above or go here to sign a petition asking for governments to protect elephants and “take action to reduce poaching and illegal ivory trade”. Thank you!