Date: 2015-07-30 01:00
From: “Jamie Rappaport Clark,
Defenders of Wildlife”
Dear pbnb reader-
Elephants in Tanzania are literally running out of time – how much longer can they hold on without our help?
Won’t you help us fight for their survival with an urgent donation?
Dear pbnb reader,
If you love elephants, this will break your heart.
Reports have just come in showing that Tanzania, once the African elephant capital of the world, has lost two-thirds of its elephants to poachers in just four years.
“I had never seen anything like that – there were carcasses everywhere,” reported one observer.
Can you imagine a world without elephants? That’s where we’re headed if we don’t act with the greatest possible urgency.
Your emergency donation to Defenders will help us fight for elephants and other imperiled wildlife.
Make a donation of $20 or more, and we’ll send you our brand new “Stop Extinction in Its Tracks” bumper sticker, free. This sticker will show your support and help bring attention to this critically important issue!
You might be surprised to know that the United States is the second largest importer of illegal ivory in the world. The Obama Administration has taken some important steps to block illegal ivory imports and sales. But at the same time, the powerful National Rifle Association (NRA) and its cronies are pressuring in Congress to make it easier to import ivory and other elephant “trophies.” It’s almost too shocking to believe.
As Americans, you and I must do our part to end the demand for ivory, stop the importation of illegal blood ivory into the U.S. and aid the elephant nations in their efforts to end the killing.
An elephant is ruthlessly killed for its ivory tusks roughly every 15 minutes. Unless we act now to stop it, both Asian and African elephants will continue to slide towards extinction.
Please help today!
Jamie Rappaport Clark
President, Defenders of Wildlife
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