Even cultures with long, established traditions of consuming wild animal parts can change. As WildAid’s Peter Knights says, “It is a myth that people in Asia don’t care about wildlife. Consumption is based on ignorance not malice.” After a concerted publicity campaign Chinese consumption of sharkfin soup is down 60-70%. Now it’s the elephants’ turn. …Read More
mornin’ musiclovas, tidebuckas, soldiers of love. Here’s a song I wrote for the elephants, a musical version of the message in “Agony and Ivory,” my piece in the August Vanity Fair. Any way we can get the word out. We got to pull out all the stops.
This is just a raw cut to get it …Read More
By Alex Shoumatoff, Photograph by Guillaume Bonn
RANGE LIFE: A herd of elephants, photographed in Amboseli National Park, Kenya. With China’s growing appetite for ivory, poaching is on the rise all over Africa.
Another carcass has been found. On the Kuku Group Ranch, one of the sectors allotted to the once nomadic Maasai that surround Amboseli National …Read More