As long as ivory is for sale in the US, criminals will seek to profit off of the marketplace. More and more elephants will die, until none are left. The only way to ensure that America is playing no part in the extinction of elephants is to end the ivory trade here at home.
We must act swiftly to free ourselves from this nefarious trade. We don't want the loss of elephants on our hands.
3. Providing a better world for our children.
We're currently losing 35,000 elephants each year to the brutal ivory trade. At this rate, elephants will be extinct in the wild in a generation. What kind of world do we want to provide for our children: a world where elephants thrive in the wild, or a world full of sadness and regret at the loss of such a magnificent species?
Children learn that "E" is for "elephant" - not "extinction." We must do everything in our power here in the US to end the ivory trade so that our children and their children don't have to grow up in a world without elephants.
4. Honoring a species that enriches our planet.
Elephants are a keystone species. That means that entire ecosystems depend on the existence of elephants to function. Elephants scatter seeds, clear brush, and help sustain lands that allow countless other plant and animal species to thrive. If we lose elephants, only devastation will follow - on a scale we can't even fully comprehend.