When it comes animals on the brink of extinction, most of us do not stop to think about the plight of the elephant. At the current rate that they are being killed, experts predict that they will be extinct within the next 20 years and we will need to change our ways if we wish to avoid such a fate.
Did you know that we have lost 20 percent of the world’s total elephant population within the last decade? Or that these elephants are only being killed for their valuable tusks, which are then sold on the black market to the highest bidder?
These are the unfortunate realities that elephants are forced to live with each day and the time has come for the human race to make some serious changes in how they associate with the elephant population. Luckily, there are a number of things that we can do to stem the tide of this ongoing issue.
Having a zero tolerance policy as far as poaching is concerned is a great start. In many instances, poachers target helpless baby elephants and this reprehensible practice needs to be ceased at once.
Now that the factories that are responsible for carving ivory are slowly starting to fall by the wayside and be closed down for good, there is a resurgent hope that people have finally realized just how harmful poaching is to the long term prognosis for our world’s elephant population.
If you would like to do your part and help the elephants, be sure to pass this video along to your closest friends and family members on Facebook. We must come together to put an end to the injustices that these wonderful and majestic creatures face each day and further education is a key component of this struggle.