These elephants are being poached, but we can help save them

There are steps we can take at home to prevent trophy hunting abroad.

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Poaching could drive the African Elephant to extinction.

An endangered elephant was brutally killed during a trophy hunt in South Africa.

The elephant was hunted on foot and by helicopter and shot eight times by a group of trophy hunters before succumbing to its injuries. The elephant’s death is devastating.

It’s also a reminder that urgent action is necessary to prevent future poaching.

There are steps we can take at home to prevent trophy hunting abroad. Namely, by banning the import of elephant trophies, the Biden administration can discourage international trophy hunting and wildlife trafficking.

The U.S. is a major importer of elephant “trophies.”

The U.S. is currently a major importer of so-called “trophies,” including elephant tusks and skulls. Between 2005 and 2014, approximately 32,500 trophies were imported into the country.

Given this, it’s no surprise that poaching is a leading cause of elephant deaths. An estimated 30,000 elephants are killed every year by trophy hunters.

We can make a difference on this issue. A U.S. ban on trophy imports will disincentivize further elephant poaching. By sending a message to the Biden administration today, you can help build the necessary support to see a ban enacted.

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