Will Children Be Taught E Is For Elephants Or Extinction?
In school, children learn the alphabet by associating the letter E for elephant. Soon that may change. What if children are taught E is for extinction because of the high price for ivory? Elephants are being slaughtered to the brink of extinction because of the high value of their tusks.
A Vote For The Ivory Trade Is A Vote For Terrorism
Many people do not realize just how sophisticated poachers are. They have sophisticated, high tech equipment, complete with helicopters and high speed all-terrain vehicles. They slaughter wildlife for the sole purpose of raising money which supports efforts by terrorists groups directly involved with human trafficking, the sex trade, and drug trafficking. Groups like The International Anti-Poaching Foundation work with wildlife conservationists and anti-poaching teams to provide military training to help stop their activities. However, more laws need to be passed internationally to stop these heinous crimes.
Will NJ Gov Christie Sign This Bill?
There is a significant difference between a partial ban and a full ban on the sale of ivory. A partial ban will actually encourage poachers to slaughter the last remaining elephants and rhinos until they are extinct to drive up the prices of their tusks and rhino horn inventory. This is exactly why a partial ban will not be effective. It is more or less putting a Band-Aid on a gushing wound.
Recently, a coalition of anti-elephant poaching advocates submitted their request to Governor Chris Christie in an effort to end the ivory trade and sign S2012 into law. Coalition Letter to NJ Gov Chris Christie Jul 15 supporting ivory sales ban.
Below is a video request to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to sign the bill that would ban the sale of ivory in the state of New Jersey. A partial ban will not stop the terrorists that poach wildlife to fund their activities.
Listen To The Interview
In this segment of The Organic View Radio Show, host, June Stoyer, is joined by elephant advocate, Jen Samuel, founder of ElephantsDC.org to talk about an effort to push through a full ban on the sale of ivory in the state of New Jersey. Click play to listen to the interview.
If you would like to get involved, please help the efforts to pass this bill as well as raise awareness about wildlife poaching. Click here to see more graphics which can be shared throughout social media.