Action for Elephants UK is a grass-roots voluntary group working to help stop the slaughter of elephants and ensure their survival as a species. In Africa and Asia elephants are being poached for their tusks in unprecedented numbers – even after the US and China ivory bans, around 25,000-30,000 are still being poached every year – simply to satisfy consumer demand for ivory trinkets. If they’re not being poached, elephants all over the world are suffering horrific cruelty and abuse in captivity – there is nowhere safe any more for these remarkable giants. Humanity has destroyed them – now it’s up to humanity to save them.
On our website you will find information about the poaching crisis and the ivory trade as well as links to other resources, including articles and videos about elephant behaviour and society. Please take a few minutes to learn about these supremely intelligent and emotionally sentient creatures, and to understand the scale of the suffering and genocide that’s depleted 95% of their population. Then please take the next step to help in whatever way you can to save them from vanishing forever.
“But perhaps the most important lesson I learned is that there are no walls between humans and the elephants except those that we put up ourselves, and that until we allow not only elephants, but all living creatures their place in the sun, we can never be whole ourselves.” Lawrence Anthony