What you can do
Humanity has dramatically decimated elephant populations in both Africa and Asia. But each of us can take responsibility for the protection of these magnificent animals:
- Do not buy products made from elephant tusks or elephant skin. If you see a product that might be made of ivory or elephant skin in a market in Asia, Africa or even Europe, be sure to ask. If in doubt: keep your hands off!
- Avoid tourist attractions with elephants. Elephants are wild animals. In order to tame them, an extremely brutal, almost inhuman «training» is necessary, which leaves deep scars on the body and soul of the elephant.
- Enlighten friends and acquaintances. A personal conversation can mean a future decision in favor of the elephants. Knowledge is power – and in this case also: animal welfare!