100,000 is a big number. Think of 100,000 toothpicks, or 100,000 cars on the 405 Freeway in Los Angeles.
Picture 100,000 elephants.
Now picture those 100,000 elephants dead. Not for their meat, not due to some cataclysmic environmental catastrophe.
There are 100,000 elephants dead because the Chinese love ivory, and over the past three years elephants have been massacred to satisfy this lust for ivory.
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It’s quite possible that unless there is some form of intervention, there will be no wild elephants left in the future. The only ones that will remain are those in zoos and in private collections.
This seems like a huge issue, and yet there is no media firestorm, no documentaries being aired on CNN, no public outcry…nothing. These animals are dying for no reason, and yet nothing is happening.
This needs to change. 100,000 elephants have died. How many more have to die before people do something about it?