#SavetheElephants

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Stop the killing of elephants for trophies. Sign the petition in the #linkinbio if you agree. 🐘🚫🏆

#savetheelephants #stoptrophyhunting

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Coming Black Friday! This collection will be called "Wild & Free" - half of the proceeds made from each kit will be donated to help save the elephants ❤️ Working on choosing a charity now - but guys, this is something that is so close to my heart and hearing everything that has been going on now (and always, tbh) has really gotten to me. Any way to help, even if only a little, makes a difference 💕🐘 Hope you like it!

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The glorious elephant, red African earth covering him, I love this shot, I have a healthy fear of these wonderful creatures (knowing what they can do to a car full of stupid tourists) but also harbor deep love for them, the fact that they come together to mourn their dead is enough for me to believe they have a consciousness similar to ours, if not probably more evolved.
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#savetheelephants #elephant #fuckdonaldtrump #africa #travelingtattooer #uganda #yorkatronic #travel #safari #loveyouellendegeneres

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"For the herds of wild elephants show no resentment when domesticated animals join them. They have none of that herd instinct directed against the stranger that one finds in cattle, in small boys and among many grown-up men. This tolerance is just one of the things about elephants which makes one realise they are big in more ways than one." - Lt.-Col. J. H. Williams O.B.E., Elephant Bill 🐘🐘🐘🐘
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#quotestoliveby #quoteoftheday #quotestagram #wordsofwisdom #wordporn #wordstoliveby #wordsmith #jhwilliams #elephantsofinstagram #elephantfamily #elephantcamp #elephantlife #elephantlove #thejunglecruise #junglecruise #backsideofwater #tradersam #junglecruiseskipper #jungletheme #disneyrides #disneyride #disneylandrides #adventureland #disneygram #savetheelephants #protecttheelephants #disneyinsta #disneyland #happiestplaceonearth @disneyland

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Last month saw the birth of three DSWT “grandkids.” Over the next three days, we’ll be celebrating this trio of October babies. First up? Yoyo!

On October 7, Yatta (who we rescued in 1999 after her own mother was poached) returned to our Ithumba stockades to show off her second calf and first son, Yoyo. If he’s anything like his sassy sister Yetu, who was born in 2012, Yatta will have her proverbial hands full!



Video ©️ David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
#DSWT #Yatta #YattaDSWT #Yoyo #YoyoDSWT #Yetu #YetuDSWT #ithumba #ithumbareintegrationunit #whyilovekenya #kenya #africa #magicalkenya #savetheelephants #saynotopoaching #racingextinction #jointheherd #DSWTat40 #worthmorealive #antipoaching

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Before going to the @phuketelephantsanctuary, I saw elephants in the wild just once while traveling to Rwanda. “They are extremely dangerous”, so our safari guide said we couldn’t get too close. But through social media, you see others riding and bathing with them, so that’s what I wanted to do! By pure luck, I ended up going to the sanctuary in Phuket - and I am more than grateful that I did. I learned about the abuse they go through to domesticate them for entertainment purposes. Instead of riding them, I got to feed and walk beside them, and watch them be in their element. It was one of the best experiences, and decisions I’ve made 🐘. Have you had a similar experience? Read more on the blog! Link in bio.

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If you have an apatite to kill an 🐘 do the 🌍 a favor and kill yourselves #elephent #savetheelephants

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😭🐘💖 save the elephants #savetheelephants #bekindtoelephants everyone please save the elephants they have every right to live 🙏🏻 every animal should never be put in a rude situation):

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I just can’t put into words how fascinating I find elephants...I’m about to listen to a talk by @sabadouglashamilton on her experiences with these incredible creatures and I can’t wait to hear about her work to help conserve them @savetheelephants. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
#elephant #conservation #savetheelephants #monochromemonday #lowerzambezi

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Leave the elephants alone. They deserve to roam free as they were intended to. #savetheelephants #leavetheirtusksalone #thankyoutrump

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#Repost @gm4er (@get_repost)
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In light of Trump’s proposal to reverse the ban on importation of Elephant trophies, here’s an opportunity to protest in front of the White House. Let’s encourage a total end to the idea of reversing the ban. Join up, if you can! #notmypresident #trumptards #fdt #fuckdonaldtrump #saveelephants #savetheelephants #stoppoaching #animallovers #animalloversofinstagram #animalrights #animalrightsactivist #againstanimalcruelty #antipoaching #bantrophyhunting #nomorepoaching #endanimalabuse #endanimalcruelty #endtrophyhunting #bekindtoelephants

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ELEPHANT UPDATE:
Trump has put a hold on his administration’s plan to lift the ban on trophy imports from elephant hunts — and it was YOU who made him do it!

To each and every person who voiced their outrage at the ban reversal: Thank you. You made this hold happen, and now we must keep the pressure on to that ensure logic prevails. Elephants face a plethora of threats to their survival, and we are doing so much to mitigate these threats, but hunting will not save them. There’s still a long way to go to save the species, but celebrate today — your voice made a big difference! #BeKindToElephants
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Trump tweeted today “Big-game trophy decision will be announced next week but will be very hard pressed to change my mind that this horror show in any way helps conservation of Elephants or any other animal.” — I have no idea what this man means, he may be planning on going back and disabling the ban as he did before, or he may have completely changed his mindset and may now be referring to elephant trophy hunting as a ‘horror show’, showing that people power works, and now Trump is scrambling back to try a get some support back after his disastrous elephant decision created so much anger.
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If you haven’t seen anything about his yet, or want some more info check out my last post for all the info on the current situation.
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Some ways you can help are:
•Sign the petition in my bio
•Like @earthrated second most recent post to donate 1$ to @DSWT
•Share a post with #BeKindToTheElephants and @theellenshow will donate to @DSWT
•Share this post with your friends, to spread the word and get as many petition signatures and money donated by @theellenshow and @earthrated as possible

Photo ©️ David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust ( @dswt )
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#rescuetheworldtoday #rtwt #DSWT #kenya #africa #savetheelephants #saynotopoaching #worthmorealive #ivorybelongstoelephants

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There are many threats to African elephants, poachers who seek their ivory and the Trump family who seek trophies. Although the ban on elephant trophies was lifted and then put back in place, the elephants remain in peril.
When people prize the elephant for its majestic nature – and not its parts – the elephants will still need our protection.
#Elephants #AfricanElephants #AfricanWildlife #SaveTheElephants #StopPoachersInTheirTracks #InPeril #ProtectElephants

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#Repost @african_portraits (@get_repost)
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Please take a moment to read the text and sign the petition if you like.

Image credit: @markjdrury

#bekindtoelephants 👉 Sign the petition - link in bio

How anyone could take any pleasure whatsoever from killing one of these magnificent creatures is beyond comprehension.
But some do. And if they need a head hanging on the wall to remember that pathetic moment when they fired a high-powered rifle, from a safe distance, and murdered an endangered animal, as sickening as I may find it; so be it.

Much more troubling is the conflicting message that a repeal of the ban on importing elephant "trophies" into the United States would send to Africa: that it's ok for wealthy white people to come and shoot endangered animals for "fun" and yet it is illegal for the local populations to shoot these animals for much needed food.

Conservation starts with the local communites and how should they understand the importance of preserving and protecting their natural heritage when we play by a different set of rules?

Yes, it's true that there are some areas where the elephant population has grown far beyond capacity and this presents a serious problem for the local communities as well as the ecosystem. A solution is needed but wealthy hunters and legal ivory is most definitely not the winner.

There is also the argument that the fees collected from legal elephant hunting can be channeled into the conservation effort. While that may sound promising in theory, the greedy reality often tells another story. (The going rate to murder an elephant is around 18,000$ US and goes by the weight of their tusks)

As with so many problems on our planet, there are no clear cut solutions but while we are figuring it out let's start with a simple one: STOP KILLING ELEPHANTS and not to condone their senseless murder by allowing the import of "trophies" into the United States!

Thanks for reading and please take a moment, if you will, and sign the petition to keep the ban in place.

#speakforthosewhocant #bantrophyhunting #savetheelephants

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There are many threats to African elephants, poachers who seek their ivory and the Trump family who seek trophies. Although the ban on elephant trophies was lifted and then put back in place, the elephants remain in peril.
When people prize the elephant for its majestic nature – and not its parts – the elephants will still need our protection.
#Elephants #AfricanElephants #AfricanWildlife #SaveTheElephants #StopPoachersInTheirTracks #InPeril #ProtectElephants

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Join me for my opening of "Elephants in Heaven" - Thursday 23rd November 7 p.m. at Gallery IMMAGIS Munich #elephant #immagis_photography #teneuespublishing #blackandwhite #savetheelephants #dswt #worthmorealive #kenya

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Opening reception and book presentation "Elephants in Heaven" by @jogiphotographer and @teneuespublishing - Join us on Thursday 23rd November at 7p.m. - Blütenstr. 1, Munich #teneuespublishing #immagis_photography #jogiphotographer #worthmorealive #elephant #jointheherd #savetheelephants #dswt #kenya #wildlifephotography #wildaid

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