This breaks my heart....that it continues to happen...how greedy do you have to be to sentence a living, loving, feeling animal to death because of how they were created!! Quoted from the Global Sanctuary for Elephants -- FACT: Intelligence - "they are some of the most intelligent animals on earth. Their braind have more complex folds tjan all animals except whales, which is thought to be a major factor in their intellect. They commonly show grief, humor/humour, compassion, cooperation, self-awareness, tool-use, playfulness & excellent learning abilities" WHAT PERSON EXHIBITS ALL THESE TRAITS!
Communication - vital to elephants, who rely on a social network for survival.
Population - "elephants in the wild is 25,600 to 32,750 Asian elephants & 250,000 to 350,000 savanna elephants & 50,000 to 140,000 Forest elephants. Numbers from different studies vary, but the result is the same....our elephants are disappearing from the wild."
Poaching - "of Asian elephants for ivory/meat remains a serious problem in many countries...especially for places like southern india, Thai-Myanmar border...South Korea & Taiwan major markets & 5% in Sri Lanka to 90% in south India tuskless"
#shameful #savetheelephants #notoivory