28 May '16, 9pm

Save the elephant, the newest celebrity cause - The Straits Times

Actress Elizabeth Hurley travelled to Nairobi from London a few weeks ago to witness the Kenyan government burn 105 tonnes of poached ivory, saying she "felt sickened to watch the great pyres". Lupita Nyong'o, the Oscar-winning actress, posed with a baby elephant rescued from a poacher's snare, telling her 2.6 million Instagram followers: "33,000 elephants are killed every year so that a few people can wear and display a few trinkets. We can do better." Actress Susan Sarandon raised thousands for an elephant benefit in London last year. "The crisis facing elephants is particularly tragic," she said recently. "Everything about them is extraordinary. Their intelligence and emotional complexity, the depth of their matriarchal social ties and just their sheer physical majesty." These days, it seems, for every elephant that falls to poachers, a celebrity rises to join the fight...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/world/save-the-elephant-the-n...

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