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Advertising Campaign Changing Minds in China on Ivory Trade


Animals  (tags: ivory trade, elephants, elephants killed, Chinese demand, advertising, society, animals, animaladvocates, animalrights, animalwelfare, killing, wildlife, wildanimals, protection )

Cal
- 286 days ago - news.mongabay.com
70 percent of Chinese did not know that ivory came from dead elephants



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Col N. (56)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 3:23 am
So the Chinese people don't know that bad people in Africa (not to mention other places) slaughter these wonderful giants for "money." It is the old story of not knowing where things come from or how they are obtained. The adverts sound like they are making a difference... now they need to concentrate on tiger parts, bear parts, rhino parts... oh the list goes on. Perhaps the Chinese might think all these animals just drop dead naturally for their consumption in traditional medicines.
 

Teresa W. (661)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 4:17 am
thank you
 

John S. (297)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 4:35 am
It actually comes from live elephants.
 

Marija Mohoric (50)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 4:57 am
thank you for sharing, Cal
 

Ben Oscarsito (355)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 6:47 am
70 percent of Chinese did not know that ivory came from dead elephants...??? -Holy crap!!!
 

pam w. (191)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 7:05 am
Whatever it takes!

I have a wonderful Chinese friend (she lives in Hong Kong) and, on a visit here, I took her to the zoo where I work. I began by gently showing her rhinos, elephants, tigers, etc, and talking about how traditional medicines are the EXCUSE for poaching many of these animals.

This woman has THREE DEGREES (she's intelligent!) and I saw the realization come into her eyes.

"Thats US, isn't it?" she asked.

"Yes, Honey....it is. Now....what can you do about it?"

I'm telling you this so you'll understand that, yes.....this level of ignorance IS possible!
 

Bob P. (425)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 7:25 am
thanks Cal
 

Carmen S. (606)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 7:26 am
Thanks for sharing this Cal.
 

Irene S. (59)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 8:07 am
This sounds good! Teaching people never fails and, maybe Chinese people had a lot of other things to worry about the last decades.
 

. (0)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 8:15 am
𝕹𝖔𝖙𝖊𝖉. 𝕿𝖍𝖆𝖓𝖐𝖘 𝕮𝖆𝖑!
 

Ruth S. (314)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 8:19 am
I agree Col N.
 

Connie O. (40)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 9:01 am
It would be great if they could have an educational and informative program brought into the schools on how poaching is decimating animal species. I am glad their advertising campaign is helping. I would hope they are posting photos of the animals with their tusks being ripped off .. just to satisfy their desire for trinkets and medicinal concoctions that do not work.
 

lee e. (114)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 9:31 am
Old ancient Chinese Proverb: "Ignorance is briss" :)
 

Mike H. (217)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 9:40 am
They better hurry before all tha animals are killed by ignorance and greed!
 

Jill Vickerman (426)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 12:28 pm
they will have to unlearn their education that was based on ignormnce. I expect that preivious powers were satisfied with people who they could teach to be ignorrant, because they were so used to doing what they were told maybe..
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 12:44 pm
This is so great! I hope it works....
 

Carol D. (104)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 1:13 pm
Just shows what education and advertising can do Lets hope they get lots more
 

Theodore Shayne (56)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 4:12 pm
Something has to change or there won't be any elephants left outside of the zoos and parks.
 

Jason S. (57)
Thursday October 17, 2013, 6:30 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Friday October 18, 2013, 1:25 am
Thanks.
 

Danuta Watola (1180)
Friday October 18, 2013, 4:36 am
noted
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Friday October 18, 2013, 2:16 pm
Ignorance being what it is, anything is possible.
 
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