I just received this and thought that it was so important to send out to you immediately! How can this be? At times it seems that we become more enlightened and then information like this comes, please, sign the petition. Remember, it is our single voices as they come together that create change and have the opportunity to build a more peaceful and kinder world.
Doesn’t this bother you? We spend millions on our closest friends, our dogs, cats, birds, horses and other pets. The millions of people who adore their pets have the voices to stop this. Elephants in these areas of the world have also served people for milennia, they deserve to be watched over with respect.
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Join our million-strong petition to urge Thailand to ban their ivory trade.
Every day, wild elephants, rhinos and tigers are killed for their skins, bones, tusks, horns and other body parts. The scale of illicit activity is staggering, especially in places like Thailand. Poachers and organized crime syndicates there make millions of dollars a year in what is the largest unregulated ivory market in the world.
But we can change that, and our time is now. I hope you will join me and WWF in our campaign to stop wildlife crime through an effort called “Hands Off My Parts.”
Together we will mobilize people around the world to take action that can make a real difference, like signing a petition to ban ivory sales in Thailand. Although it is against the law to sell ivory from African elephants in Thailand, ivory from Thailand’s domestic elephants can be sold legally. As a result, massive quantities of illegal African ivory are being laundered through Thai shops.
On March 3, world governments will convene in Thailand to discuss wildlife trade as part of the global treaty called CITES, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species.
Join hundreds of thousands of people who have already acted! Please speak up for elephants–write to Prime Minister Shinawatra today!
Thank you for your support,
Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation
Board Member, World Wildlife Fund