The government consultation closes on 29th December and conservation groups are urging the British public to comment on this where possible to help spread the word. According to polls the majority of the British people back a total ban on ivory sales in the UK to tackle elephant poaching. Therefore, I would encourage you all not only to adopt a Born Free elephant this Christmas but to be as vocal as you can about supporting a total ban on the ivory trade in the UK.
At the moment the UK offers a massive loophole in the law, by allowing worked or carved items produced before 1947 to be sold in the UK making us one of the biggest offenders in the illegal transportation of ivory. THIS IS TOTALLY UNACCEPTABLE and we have to ensure that the new proposals ban these older items too because it has created a hiding place for the illegal trade.
With Trump’s lift on the trophy import ban and Instagram’s new warnings over animal selfies, the spotlight is truly on animal cruelty and how to protect them right now.
With this in mind, and with Christmas right, why not add a Born Free’s Elephant adoption packs as a present to someone? I’ve just bought my children one each. It’s an ideal gift for anyone – especially given the dire situation that elephants are currently in and all proceeds from the adoption packs help protect the elephant family living in Amboseli National Park in Kenya (monitored by the Amboseli Trust for Elephants)
Adoption starts from just £2.50 per month. Everyone that takes out adoption with Born Free receives a unique pack including:
A cuddly toy Elephant
A glossy photo of your adopted Elephant
A personalised adoption certificate
A copy of your Elephant’s story
Born Free window sticker
Born Free folder
Two copies of Born Free’s Adopt! Magazine throughout the year with updated on the Elephant family’s progress.
More information on how to adopt a Born Free elephant here: https://give.bornfree.org.uk/adopt/elephant