Tusk via Crowdrise
July 14, 2013
Tusk is proud to support ElephantVoices and their Every Tusk Costs a Life Campaign:
ElephantVoices has launched a campaign against the ivory trade based on the creation of two powerful pieces of graphic art by New York artist, Asher Jay. The artwork with the slogans, EVERY TUSK COSTS A LIFE; DON'T BUY IVORY and EVERY TUSK COSTS A LIFE; STOP THE TRADE target the both potential buyers, and decision-makers, expressing our view that the only way to stop the wanton slaughter of elephants is to choke demand for ivory and stop all trade.There are English versions of both artworks/slogans, and Chinese versions of the artworks with the DON'T BUY IVORY slogan.
The whole chain of countries and people involved, from the buyer of ivory to the poacher on the ground, have to be inspired and forced to stop the killings. As a new superpower, and currently consuming a huge volume of ivory, China has a special responsibility to ensure that the killing stops.
With help of collaborators, ElephantVoices is trying to reach out around the world with these messages. We need your assistance, too. Millions of people, potential buyers of ivory, don't know that elephants are dying in record-high numbers for trinkets and decorations. We urge any and all to spread these messages far and wide.