Posted by: Dennie | September 28, 2013

iWorry

iWorry.

This isn’t a typo. It’s the symbol used for the march that will be held in 15 cities around the world this Friday, October 4th.

Three years ago, my husband and I were fortunate, blessed and privileged to have the opportunity to visit South Africa and see these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

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It’s unimaginable to me that their existence could soon be eradicated due to the heartless and greedy consequences of poaching.

This is not only an African issue. It is an issue of moral and global concern, one that heightened worldwide awareness may slow and  hopefully,  halt.

 

On Thursday, The Washington Post published the following article announcing an $80 million, three year program aimed to eliminate ivory trafficking.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/hillary-clinton-announces-program-aimed-at-stamping-out-elephant-poaching-ivory-trade/2013/09/26/3c258c40-26c1-11e3-b3e9-d97fb087acd6_story.html

 

While undoubtedly a step in the right direction, $80 million is a pittance toward fighting this battle. And the elephants don’t have three years.

 

It is my hope that the good of humanity can come together and save these peaceful, beautiful animals before it’s too late. My husband and I will be participating in the March on Friday to do our small part to help make that change.

 

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Responses

  1. All of us ought to worry. The carnage, abuse and neglect in the animal kingdom is a sad testimony to humanity. I hope you’re rebounding from the bug that sidelined you.


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