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Join the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos

By Garry Rogers @Garry_Rogers

Join the Global March for Elephants and RhinosGarryRogers:

If we can’t save these iconic creatures, imagine how likely we will fail to protect all the smaller species.

Join the Global March for Elephants and RhinosOriginally posted on spiritandanimal.wordpress.com:

Join the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos

In Defense of Animals

Join In Defense of Animals (IDA) and activists from more than 116 cities on six continents for the biggest international event ever held to save Earth’s vanishing wildlife. The goal of the Global March is to draw attention to the crisis facing elephants, rhinos, and lions and to call for an end to the global trade in ivory, rhino horn, and other wildlife body parts (such as lion and tiger bones) that is pushing countless endangered species rapidly towards extinction.

In Africa, four elephants are illegally killed for their ivory every hour with only 300,000 to 500,000 alive today. Every nine hours a rhino is killed for his/her horn and it’s estimated that fewer than 22,000 African rhino now remain. In South Africa, more lions survive now in captivity, where they are bred for petting zoos and canned hunts, than roam in…

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