Saving The Elephants

 

About 100 African elephants are killed daily by poachers. The African elephant population has decreased by an estimated 600,000 in the past 36 years! There is an estimated 400,000 left in the world. An online clothing store known as Ivory Ella has raised over $288,270 to save elephants by selling shirts, sweatshirts, water bottles, phone cases, hats and jewelry.

“savetheelephants.org” is one of the organizations that Ivory Ella sends its proceeds to. It’s focus is to ensure elephants a future by working with wildlife departments and communities to help defend elephants from poachers and traffickers. There are over 50 different projects focusing on stopping the killing of elephants for ivory. Aside from the organizations, many people are kind enough to make donations towards helping the elephants.

I believe that these organizations and donations will overall help increase the amount of African elephants and will keep the population at a good place. Many people are working towards protecting the areas in which the elephants live. Organizations are working towards stopping the killing of elephants and the demand of ivory. The amount of elephants being killed is very unsatisfactory. It is great that some people are helping to raise money and bring awareness to this cause, and helping to save the elephants.

~Talia

Hunting: Could someone please explain it to me?

Ok I don’t mean this blog to offend anyone that hunts I’m just saying what is the purpose of hunting? Not hunting for food that actually makes sense. I’m talking about hunting for sport. Back when the first people were walking around they hunted so they could survive. Now for some reason people do it for entertainment. I don’t know where in history that whole premise changed but could someone PLEASE explain it to me.

Grown men are going out into the woods dressed in camouflage with guns shooting deer and then turning it into creepy wall hanging. Not to mention it’s not like an actual sport it isn’t hard. I understand it does take practice and isn’t the easiest thing but I’m just saying your going out dressed in camouflage so the deer cant see you and using a gun that shoots bullets that move much faster than a deer can react to it. I don’t get the logic, to spend hours sitting completely still just waiting for some animal to walk by so you can what? Turn it into some kind of demented trophy? Is there a point to it? What do you gain? Just to clarify I’m not some hippie tree hugging PITA from PETA I just want to figure out why people get some strange pleasure from killing and getting nothing out of it. Killing for no reason no matter what your killing will always be wrong in my opinion.

~Liam Thomas