Us versus them
Human population stands at 7,000,000,000 versus 450,000 for the African Elephants. Last year alone, approximately 35,000 elephants were slaughtered in Africa for their ivory. This gives us approximately 10 years to try and save the species. Under the current circumstances, I think it is the responsibility of major news organizations like NBC to shed light on the crisis and educate the general public instead of airing hunting expeditions. During this season of joy, I hope with your support we can get NBC to support the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and I hope all of us can identify a few things we can forgo in order to help an organization that is doing their best to save every last African Elephant.
The following is from their recent post on Facebook
"Two of the tiny baby elephants currently at the Nairobi Nursery, where we currently have 30 infants! So many elements, physical and emotional, go into their care and hand-raising, one of the MOST critical is milk. Elephants need special milk to survive and many years ago Dame Daphne Sheldrick identified that human-breast milk formula was the most suitable alternative available to an elephants mother's milk.If you can, please help ensure we have enough milk for the elephants by buying them some tins during the Holidays. As with so many infants in our care this year they have been going through our supplies faster than ever and we really need your help to source more. You can buy milk for the elephants through our Gift Site, where you might choose to buy it by way of a a gift to a friend, so that they might know an orphan elephant will be benefiting. http://giftshop.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/elephant-and-rhino-orphans-project/product/32-tin-powdered-milkIf you live in the UK, you can send a care package of tinned milk to our charity there, so that they can include it in a shipment to Kenya. Please contact them first to confirm exactly the milk the elephants need and where to send it - thank you.http://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org/html/contact_us.html"