About 100 elephants are killed every single day for their ivory and body parts.
In addition to that tragedy, they are also smuggled and sold to become logging industry slaves. They are being used to carry heavy trees, literally being forced to work in the decimation of their own habitats.
Elephant numbers have dropped by 62% over just the last decade, and they could be mostly extinct by the end of the next decade.
Why do we humans believe that every other animal on this planet is just here for our use and disposal?
We crush insects to make color dyes. We rip the fur off bunnies, tear feathers off geese, and skin other animals, for fabrics we don’t need. We kill trillions of chickens, pigs, fishes, and countless other animals to eat their flesh because we think it “tastes” good, while we forcibly impregnate female cows over and over to take their babies away so we can steal the milk.
The list goes on and on, but don’t let the cultural normalcy or ubiquitousness of this violence fool you. Using other sentient beings as resources is wrong. Other animals exist for their own purposes – they are not here for us.
Please, if you have not already, stop supporting all animal abuse and exploitation by going vegan. A mass global shift to vegan diets is also desperately needed to preserve biodiversity and the environment on which we all depend as well.