Elephant Emergency in Chad: Please Help Us Stop the Killing. ~ Via IFAW

Via on Mar 19, 2013

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I’ve just learned that 86 elephants—33 of them pregnant females—have been gunned down by poachers in the Central African country of Chad.

The image above is from a similar slaughter last year. The ivory tusks have been hacked out and stolen. The ivory will be sold on the black market, and then eventually carved into products nobody needs.

Entire elephant families—even the pregnant mothers— brutally killed…to make ivory trinkets?

It’s heartbreaking and senseless…and it has to stop.

You can help protect elephants and all animals by making an emergency anti-cruelty donation today.

I know you believe as I do—that an elephant’s life is worth more than a silly trinket.

Elephants are incredibly social – they gather in extended families, the moms and aunts and cousins all live together. And they’re so much like us in other ways. They’re known to play and cry and even mourn their own dead.

They don’t deserve to die for the sake of an ivory ornamentPlease help us stop this cruelty today.

The poaching of elephants for ivory is a global problem. And with offices, partner organizations, and supporters in so many countries, IFAW is working around the world to save elephants.

Here’s how you can help too:

The cruel ivory trade threatens to wipe out many populations of elephants – and this massacre of pregnant mothers shows that poachers will stop at nothing to get their hands on ivory.

Although today is a terribly sad day for elephants, I hope you’ll join me in using this day’s tragic news as motivation to fight even harder to protect elephants.

We CAN win this fight. But we need you.

Please make an emergency anti-cruelty donation today to help IFAW protect elephants and all animals.

Thanks for your help,

Jason Bell Jason Bell Signature

Jason Bell
IFAW Programme Director, Elephants

P.S. Some regions of Africa face total annihilation of their elephants. If we don’t stop the poachers, who will? Please make an emergency anti-cruelty donation today

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7 Responses to “Elephant Emergency in Chad: Please Help Us Stop the Killing. ~ Via IFAW”

  1. Joy Frascinella says:

    The barbarism and cruelty of humans knows no bounds. Soon, there won't be any wildlife left in the wild because of the monstrous greed of human beings. The Chinese in particular must be brought into the glare of the spotlight as they are the main consumers of the ivory trade. I urge everyone to bring as much pressure as possible on Chinese officials by whatever means–though charities, petition sites or by contacting them directly–until this senseless slaughter is stopped.

  2. Lea says:

    Or maybe treat the root causes instead of considering that some humans are necessarily more "cruel" or "barbaric" than others… black market trade isn't so much of a choice as it is a necessity for many populations, especially in postcolonial Africa..

  3. M says:

    I think People who kill & saluter Anumals should go too Jail behind bars

  4. I like the way you explained "Elephant Emergency in Chad: Please Help Us Stop the Killing. ~ Via IFAW". Really important subject for the future of all of us.

  5. Julie van Niekerk says:

    Poachers should be shot!

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  7. kevin springell says:

    I sit hear in font of my screen,with tears running down my face, looking at this saluter, most of use in this world are good the rest of use are slave to greed, THIS NEEDS TO STOP NOW the IFAW do a great job, we all have to stop this, as one,we can stop this

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