By continuing you agree to receive Avaaz emails. Our
will protect your data and explains how it can be used. You can unsubscribe at any time. If you are under 13 years of age in the USA or under 16 in the rest of the world, please get consent from a parent or guardian before proceeding.
Across Africa, elephants are being slaughtered by poachers in record numbers
-- and their tusks hacked off with chainsaws -- to make luxury items, statues and trinkets in Asia. But in days, Thailand will host
a key global summit on illegal trade in endangered species
, giving us a rare chance to stop this futile massacre.
It is shocking that
Thailand -- the host of this crucial summit -- is also the world’s largest unregulated ivory market and a top driver of the illegal trade.
They’ve been in the hot seat for years, yet so far little has been done to clamp down on the bloody trade. That's why we started a global petition on the Avaaz site, because
pressure is building for Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra to act before the summit begins.
PM Shinawatra has
just announced that she will "consider" ending the trade altogether, giving us the best chance we've had in years
to score a rare victory -- we just need to put people power behind it! Join me now to stop the bloody ivory trade -- sign the urgent petition and share it with everyone.