The World Wildlife Foundation (WWF) has been working to get 1,000,000 signatures on a petition to present to the prime minister of Thailand, Yingluck Shinawatra, to ban the ivory trade. This accounts for the slaughter of up to 30,000 elephants per year. With supporters such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Prince William this movement has received a massive amount of attention.
Now, of course I signed this petition and practically shoved my laptop in the faces of my friends and made them sign it as well. The lives of elephants are more important than any bracelet, trinket, or ornament. No question about it. The petition has 587,831 signatures so far. There should be more! SIGN THE PETITION.
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Or follow me on Twitter @samrushh — I retweet them all the time. As well as the ASPCA. Gotta love animals.