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Crisis Facing Elephants

Elephants are highly intelligent animals whose continued existence is threatened.

Loss of habitat, human-elephant conflict, and poaching for ivory and bushmeat are great threats to elephant populations. As of 2013, the Asian elephant population had experienced a 90 percent decline in the past 100 years and some experts suggest 95 percent of their original habitat has been lost over the same period. Estimates vary, but most agree that there has been a 75 percent decline in the elephant population in Africa. Today there are thought to be between 300,000 and 500,000 wild elephants in Africa and less than 60,000 wild elephants in Asia. Asian elephants are recognized as critically endangered and African elephants are recognized as endangered.

Since the third millennium BC, elephants have been held in captivity. They have been used as beasts of burden, tools of war, and objects of interest and curiosity. In 1796, an American merchant imported a young female Asian elephant for exhibit, the first in North America. Throughout the 1800s, the demand for elephants in exhibits and circuses increased significantly. Young elephants were being captured from the wild at an early age, separated from their family herds, and sold to a life of performance, travel, confined spaces, and exhibition.

By the late 20th century, research and observation led many to conclude that elephants are highly intelligent and emotionally complex animals whose needs are difficult to meet in captivity. In 1995, The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee was founded as a refuge where captive elephants could safely live out their lives in a natural habitat setting in the company of other elephants.

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I pledge to do all of the above as I have for many years. Having been to India and been up close and personal with these magnificent creatures, I know firsthand the importance of their survival!

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I pledge to let more people know about the needs of our elephant friends and to encourage them to donate to the Elephant Sanctuary. I will continue to donate to the Sanctuary

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Hope D’Alessio

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Patrick King II

I pledge to Speak out against the sale of two female Asian Elephants from the African Lion Safari in Canada to Fort Worth Zoo USA for $2,000,000, and another $200,000 if one of the elephants produces a calf. This deal will encourage more illegal traff

Lisa Ching

I pledge to Raise awareness of the destruction of wildlife and what keeps elephants safe. I also pledge to continue to spread love for one of the most beautiful and amazing creatures to ever exist.

Jennifer Pearson

I pledge to never forget the elephants we have lost and to continue to fight against the destruction of our wildlife and this planet.

Bailie Calvin

I pledge to Speak out on behalf of the elephants, and all animals, as well as continuing to support the Elephant Sanctuary and encouraging others to do so.

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I pledge to do all above I pledge to dedicate my life to save the planet and its animals. I pledge that in my life I will never exploit any animal.

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I pledge to pray for animals and creation as well as bring attention to the welfare of animals and the environment with positive advocacy measures and conversations.

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I pledge to love all creatures unconditionally and never lose my place in this world

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Clyde Granzeier

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Sara Briggs

I pledge to do my best to be educated and knowledgeable about the plight of the elephant population and do all that I can to educate others.

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I pledge to do all I can to support the plight of the majestic elephant in order to keep them safe and free. I also pledge to support all the animal from harm thru awareness and funding whenever possible.

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Jennifer Welsch

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I pledge to You can Shop Smart for elephants by not buying or trading ivory, purchasing sustainable paper and wood products, drinking shade-grown coffee, and refusing to buy products made with unsustainable palm oil.

Victoria Reynolds

I pledge to Help any way I can to the best of my ability to do so

Leslie Miller

I pledge to continue financial support and work to make the world a better place for elephants and all animals ❤

Haley Chambers

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Amy Vawter

I pledge to recycle and not waste so much so we have a world that the elephants will thrive in.

Sylvie Ogorek

I pledge to Always put elephants and endangered species [as well as any animals] well being above my own always<3.

Stefanie Kelting

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Dena Wolfe

I pledge to Save elephants and all living beings that exist on my planet.

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Eric Arndt

I pledge to Save Elephants and all living beings that exist on my planet

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Amela Hadzic

I pledge to not go to any event where animals are kept in captivity outside their natural habitats.

Jane Gordon

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Giles Franklin

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Leah Williams

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