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SIX ELEPHANTS MASSACRED IN THE NAME OF IVORY TRADE.


Photo Courtesy of ElephantsDC

Photo Courtesy of ElephantsDC

My heart bleeds and gutted not just to think but write about this despicable act that left six Elephants Dead at the Tsavo West National Park last week. We are no longer talking about will be extinct but are going extinct at a rate of one every 14 Minutes. The Kenya Wildlife Service discovered this family of Elephants slain by Poachers and one sole survivor a tuskless baby Elephant. Losoito was rescued by the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust but sadly the little one  died on August the  2nd . Losoito died of the Trauma of seeing his family brutally butchered and killed.His death brought the toll of the deadly massacre of Elephants to six killed in the name of Ivory Trade.

Big Life Foundation rangers tracked down the culprits , their Dog Didi and others from KWS led the rangers straight to a pair of shoes that matched the tracks they had been following, and it wasn’t long before the teams found two axes and a saw, still wet with blood. Thanks to the Local Community three suspects were Identified and arrested but the Ivory was already gone transported by motorbikes.

I leave this short but beautiful story of an Elephant whose photo was taken by John Chaney.They came across this Elephant whose corpse was overcome by vultures and Jackals. From a distance an Elephant came at a fast pace and chased away the predators and then very slowly and with much empathy wrapped her trunk around the deceased elephants tusk. She stayed in this position for several hours guarding her friend.If a wild animal can have this much empathy for another and a sense of protection why are we Humans who are intelligent with a sense of reason be so merciless and Heartless?

I want to acknowledge and give a special Thanks to Kenya Wildlife Service , Big Life foundation for making sure they caught the Culprits and also The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust who took Losoito received him with love and care before he passed on.

With President Obama’s visit to Kenya and his promise to ban virtually “all” ivory sales across state lines. We hope other Countries will join through to fight Ivory trade and ban all imports on Ivory products as well.As long as there is ivory demand in America and China, elephants will continue to be killed in Africa. Help Ban Ivory Sales.

 

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HELP SAVE THE RHINOS AND ELEPHANTS OUT THERE.


I just came across this video on youtube and I couldn’t hold back my tears watching it. Coming from a country where Elephants are killed each day and nothing much is done about it is not only sad, despicable but cruel to these animals.

It breaks my heart each day knowing that this continue to happens, poachers getting away easily and we losing these endangered animals each day. I believe we can do something to help save our Rhinos and Elephants that have no voice for themselves. I just signed this petition to help save the Rhinos and also share it on my Blog as well. Sign the petition share it and lets fight together and save these animals. http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_rhinos/

Video Credit: Kruger National Park

 

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