The upcoming August 2011 issue of Vanity Fair Magazine will shine light on the continued slaughter of the majestic African elephants for their ivory tusks which are now valued at $700 a pound in China. You can get an advanced peek at the article here. To me, this is a sign that humanity is getting worse, not better. Our continued slaughter of these amazing creatures so we can own an ivory trinket is inexcusable. Please adopt an orphaned baby elephant and help the cause. It's only $50 a year. I have adopted 12 babies and wish I could adopt more. You can read about the most recent rescued baby at the Orphans Project.
I realize this is a depressing topic but it is my passion. I also realize that tribesmen in Africa kill the elephants for the money their tusks bring and I am thankful to the work Dame Daphne Sheldrick does to protect as many elephants as she can.