"I have come to realize that when you know more, you do more" said Lupita. "I want to encourage people all over the world to learn more about these incredible animals. From reading a conservation website like WildAid.org to visiting one of the many unforgettable, world-class national parks."
Why, this is a message that the actress has shared with 394,000 people on Twitter, and over 1.7 million followers on Instagram. All of which could be potential new animal activists!
"I ask the world to end the current elephant poaching crisis by being ivory free. It is time to ban sales of ivory worldwide and to consign the tragedy of the ivory trade to history." Yes it is, Lupita, yes it is. With the increasing ivory demand from countries like China (where the price of raw ivory has tripled in just four years!), we need now more than ever to change the mind of those who still see ivory as a status material.
The situation is critical, but fortunately we've got plenty of organizations and nonprofits working hard to protect elephants around the world. WildAid is just one among hundreds, along with The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, the African Wildlife Foundation, the Wildlife Conservation Society, or the International Anti-Poaching Foundation, for example.