Elephants are killed for their teeth. Elephant tusks are apparently popular among fashionistas around the world for jewellery and furnishings such as piano keys and the handles of daggers, knives, and swords. Elephants, like humans, love, grieve, have families and communities, and feel pain and loss. They are not dissimilar to us. Yet thousands of elephants are butchered, their legs chopped off while they are still alive, and their tusks removed just for the sake of fashion.
If there was no demand, there would be no ivory trade. Over 80% of the world’s elephants have been killed in the last 100 years for their tusks. If the roles were reversed, would we accept people wearing our teeth? Change perceptions and revile those who trade in Ivory or use ivory. Make it globally unacceptable to have ivory anywhere except on an elephant. Then all we need to do is share our planet a bit better with nature and all its animals.
All that is required for Evil to Thrive is for Good People to Do Nothing. Do Something!