The poaching and hunting of large-scale wildlife such as lions and elephants have long been hot topics on both sides of the issue.
But in recent years, countries all across the globe have gone to great lengths to promote the conservation of these animals. In just the past few months, Italy, Ireland, and India have all signed into law legislation that bans the exploitation of exotic animals in circus environments. Donald Trump almost sent the U.S. back in time, however, with the decision to allow imports of exotic trophy animals by hunters, totally repealing an Obama-era decision to ban the practice. Fortunately, public backlash caused him to rescind the repeal.
While we narrowly avoided contributing to this cruelty, the same can’t be said for nations that don’t value to safety of wild animals.
In a series of tweets, Yashar Ali has brought attention to the animal rights violations going on between the African country of Zimbabwe and China.
1. Zimbabwe is selling wild elephants to Chinese zoos. I know some of you may not want to go through this thread because it’s too painful…but just remember the elephants don’t have the luxury of avoiding it..so please take a minute to learn if you really care about them.
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) October 4, 2017