Most of the time it’s up to animal lovers to stand up for animals, but every now and again they get a chance to duke it out with those that dare to threaten them or their families. The elephants shown throughout this video aren’t happy about their habitats being taken over for tourism purposes … and let’s just say they put a few people in their place.

We can’t help but shake our heads, especially since none of the people involved appear to be seriously hurt. Elephants, on the other hand, endure immense injustices and cruelty day after day at the hands of human greed – from exploitation, captivity, and trophy hunting. With one elephant killed every 15 minutes for their ivory tusks, it’s not surprising that the elephant is at risk of extinction. Scientists estimate that unless serious measures are taken to protect them, they could be extinct from the wild within the next 20 years.

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There are many organizations working to make the world a better place for elephants, such as Save Elephant Foundation, Elephants in Japan, World Animal Protection, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, and the World Wildlife Fund.

The responsibility of protecting wild animals and their natural habitat falls on all of our shoulders. To learn about how you can help elephants, click here and here.