Elephants have the incredible ability to instill a sense of complete awe and wonder in anyone who sees them. Their gentle, yet incredibly powerful nature mixed with their wisdom and keen emotional aptitude easily makes them some of the most fascinating animals on Earth. Tragically, however, all of the amazing things about elephants has not stopped humans from rampantly poaching them for the sake of profit.
One elephant is killed every fifteen minutes for their ivory. At this rate, it is estimated that elephants will be extinct from the wild within the next 20 years. And all for what? Jewelry, piano keys, and other trinkets?
This video shows the brutal reality of what the real cost of ivory is. Knowing what we do about these animals and the role they play in their ecosystem, it seems absolutely absurd that we would allow them to be poached into oblivion.
There is no reason that an entire species needs to suffer for the sake of our own vanity and greed. We can all put an end to this industry by refusing to purchase ivory items and sharing posts like this one to raise awareness for the plight of elephants. When the buying stops, so can the killing.