Hi, I’m Jeff Flocken with the International
Fund for Animal Welfare, and I’d like to talk to you about rhinos and elephants. Today,
rhinos and elephants are in a crisis that hasn’t been seen like this in decades. In
2013, thirty-five thousand elephants were poached in Africa for their ivory. That’s
equal to ninety-six elephants a day or an average one elephants every fifteen minutes.
But there’s something we can do about it. The International Fund for Animal Welfare
at the Blank Park Zoo here in Iowa and other organizations across the United States are
banding together to pass state laws banning the trafficking of ivory and rhino horn. If
you’d like to help in this cause, please go to the Blank Park Zoo website and see how
you can help. Together we can all save elephants and rhinos. No one needs rhino horns or elephant
ivory except for those animals. Please help. Thank you.