Elephanatics contribution to The Guardian UK paper Q & A “What You Can Do To Help Elephants” February 13th, 2017:
Don’t purchase ivory. Stopping the demand will make poaching elephants profitless. After China, the United States is the second largest consumer of ivory. If we stop buying, the killing will too.
Don’t support places that use elephants as attractions such as rides or shows. This includes circuses and elephant encounters in Asia. In order for elephants to be docile enough for human interaction, they must be removed from their mothers at a very young age and subjected to cruel training. See our Boycott Circuses page in this section for more info.
This document is a compilation of ethical elephant camps and tourist friendly locations that we condone visiting. (Credit: Leanne Fogarty)
Don’t support zoos with elephants. The poaching industry and zoos go hand in hand, as many babies of poached mothers will be sold to zoos internationally
Volunteer! Getting involved by spreading the word about ending the trade in ivory goes a long way to helping. Check our volunteer section for ways you can help.
Come to the annual Global March for Elephants and Rhinos – Vancouver
Every year Elephanatics hosts the annual Global March for Elephants and Rhinos. Check our facebook page or Global March for Elephants and Rhinos – Vancouver facebook page, for date and location.
Become a student Ambassador at your school. Start a club for endangered species, or an Elephanatics club! See here for Ambassador duties