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Hawaiian Anti-Ivory Bill

March 28, 20140 Comments

Recently Hawaii state government has been dealing with a bill to ban ivory trade in the state. Yesterday, the Economic Development and Business Committee of Hawaii unanimously passed the bill! However, the fight is not over. Tomorrow, March 28 the bill must pass in the Judiciary House, in order to move on to be voted […]

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Elephant Populations Dwindle as Conservation Advocates Look for Solutions

February 25, 20140 Comments

They’re popular attractions at zoos and well-known characters in animated movies, but our relationship with elephants has turned sour over time. The Bodhi Tree Foundation estimates that 90 percent of the African Elephant population has been slaughtered in the past 50 years. SaveAfricasElephants.com paints a bleak picture. “At this rate, the elephant — a keystone […]

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Reading List: Elephant Ivory Trade

Reading List: Elephant Ivory Trade

December 9, 20130 Comments

Key Articles About the Ivory Trade “Blood Ivory” by Bryan Christy, National Geographic, October 2012. “A Voice for the Elephants” series of blogs and videos, National Geographic “Elephants Dying in Epic Frenzy as Ivory Fuels Wars and Profits” by Jeffrey Gettleman, The New York Times, September 3, 2012. Many more: See JulietteSpeaks Twitter Feed Key […]

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Confessions of A (Reformed) Elephant Trainer

Confessions of A (Reformed) Elephant Trainer

October 23, 20130 Comments

When I tell people I used to train elephants for a living, I am usually, and understandably, met with disbelief. “No way!”  No, really! I spent two years working with one of the planet’s most incredible creatures. A few months before my 20th birthday, I walked into a local theme park and told them I wanted […]

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Four Activists Stopping the Ivory Trade in China

June 19, 20130 Comments

If you’ve read Cedar Attanasio’s Supply/Demand series on China and Africa, you know that the ivory trade is out of control in that country. But there are committed activists doing something about it. In this post, we share just four stories of Chinese citizens speaking up against the ivory trade. Yao Ming: The Athlete China’s […]

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URGENT ACTION: PAWS California Action for 6/20/13 – Stop Elephant Rides at County Fair

June 17, 20130 Comments

Video: Have Trunk Will Travel Elephant Abuse. Video courtesy of Animal Defenders International, all footage is of Have Trunk Will Travel of Perris, CA. This action is from our friends at the Performing Animals Welfare Society (PAWS) in Grass Valley, urging the Nevada County Fair to stop offering elephant rides. Please send the Nevada County […]

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#SayNoToIvory! Let us be their voice, let us be loud and let us crowd source!

#SayNoToIvory! Let us be their voice, let us be loud and let us crowd source!

March 31, 20135 Comments

Let us be their voice, let us be loud and let us crowd source! Recent brutality against elephants A week or so ago in March 2013, 28 elephants were killed in Cameroon. Following this massacre, yet another unfolded near Chad, where 86 elephants were slaughtered, several amongst them pregnant mothers. The brutality marks the gruesome […]

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Now Online! Watch “How I Became An Elephant” Movie

March 29, 20130 Comments

Always wanted to see Juliette’s movie How I Became An Elephant but couldn’t make it to a screening? Now you can watch it online!

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Supply/Demand: In Kenya, Officials Fight for its 32,000 Elephants

Supply/Demand: In Kenya, Officials Fight for its 32,000 Elephants

March 15, 20130 Comments

In the supply/demand series, we explore countries where ivory is bought and where it is sold. Kenya is a supply country. Poachers kill hundreds of elephants each year, shipping literally tons of Kenyan ivory to foreign markets. While Kenyans can do little to stem the demand—mainly from China and Southeast Asia—they try their best to […]

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Take Action to Stop the Ivory Trade

Take Action to Stop the Ivory Trade

March 10, 20130 Comments

The most important thing you can do to help stop the ivory trade is to spread awareness. There are two sides to the equation – supply and demand – and different actions are needed for each. So how can you personally help stop the ivory trade? Here are a few ways you can get started: […]

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