St. Lawrence University
Elephant with tusk removed


Acabemos con su esclavitud
Animals are not resources. Let’s end their slavery.

Black and white photo of an elephant that is visibly restrained in an enclosed space and apart from its natural environment. The elephant is missing a tusk indicating it is a victim of the illegal ivory trade. Throughout much of history, elephant tusks have been a widely sought-after possession to make decorative ivory objects like figurines and jewelry. In 1975, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species banned ivory trading; however illegal tusk hunting still continues. Now hunters cut the elephant tusks to take ivory, but the animals remain alive. The words surrounding the photo in this sticker illustrate how hunters hurt animals like the elephant for commercial purposes.

Madrid, Spain
Maddie Pounder, St. Lawrence University Class of 2021
Publication Date: 
July 3, 2020


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