A week ago, Born Free staff marched for elephants in Kenya, England, and multiple cities in America. As part of the global marches for elephants and rhinos-and in some cities, lions, as well-we spoke out against the scourge of poaching that threatens some populations of elephants and rhinos across Africa.
But, we're not alone, and that gives me hope.
Oregon Congressman Peter DeFazio has introduced legislation to expedite sanctions against countries that are complicit in enabling the illegal trade in elephant ivory in contravention of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) (the "TUSKER" Act).
New mom, Chelsea Clinton, has said that she doesn't want her child to grow up in a world without elephants.
The rock guitarist, Slash, has a song on his new album called "Beneath the Savage Sun," which is about the horror of elephant poaching, with lyrics including: "How many killing seasons can you justify; how many dead and bleeding only for an ivory lie; was it for the money; was it for the thrill..."