Are we powerless? Everybody needs a cause, saving African elephants is mine. These sentient, magnificent creatures are literally being gunned down daily by poachers for the ivory. This is an obscene and deplorable reality.
Not enough is being done to stop this atrocity so I support the following organizations: http://savetheelephants.org and http://www.iapf.org. I urge you to contact your Senator to support S. 2385, a bill introduced by Jeff Flake and Chris Coons to end ivory trafficking: https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/senate-bill/2385/all-info#all-actions.
In a recent op-ed in the Washington Post, former Secretary of State James Baker wrote: “Since the dawn of human civilization, these magnificent, awe-inspiring creatures have been with us. Let us not be the ones who let them disappear forever on our watch.”
To answer the question are we powerless? We can’t be.