Monday, September 8, 2014

Basketball and Elephants

In previous posts here and on Facebook, we’ve talked about U.S. federal and New Jersey state efforts to protect elephants, the illegal elephant poaching trade, and elephant emotions. We’ve even shared a quiz to test your elephant IQ! Now there’s even “bigger” news on the elephant protection front.  A recent article in the Washington Post described how Yao Ming, former Houston Rockets star, has teamed up with WildAid to try to decrease the Chinese demand for elephant ivory.  The basketball star has had success in the past trying to decrease the demand for shark fins in his country; hopefully he can have the same influence when it comes to elephants. 

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