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World Elephant Day: Help conserve and protect elephants!

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World Elephant Day

World Elephant Day taking place on August 12, 2015, was launched to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. The elephant is loved, revered, and respected by people and cultures around the world, yet we are on the brink of seeing the last of this magnificent creature in its natural habitat. This day gives us the opportunity to share ways to conserve elephants and protect them from the many ways in which they are threatened.

Elephants are heavily advertised in the tourism sector; here are some ways to be aware of how our actions affect these beautiful creatures.

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November 02 2015 – What can one do, except feel powerless and fume and wonder what is wrong with some people? And find another dentist besides Walter Palmer in Minneapolis? Palmer, of course, wounded Cecil, leaving him to suffer in death throes for 40 hours before killing him with a rifle shot. Michael Markarian Read more.

Ban the Bullhook

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10 July 2015 – The California Senate has sent the Assembly an important elephant protection measure that would prohibit the menacing weapon called the bullhook that is used in circuses and other entertainment to control captive elephants through fear and pain. Senate Bill 716 comes at a time of unprecedented change in the way we view the use and treatment of captive elephants. Read more.

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Nepal zero poaching

30 April 2015 – Nepal, the small Himalayan country that likens itself to a yam caught between two stones with China to the north and India to the south, has been able to achieve 365 days of zero poaching twice: in 2011 for rhinos, and for 12 months ending February 2014, for rhinos, tigers and elephants. Read more.

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