On a rainy Saturday Afternoon, The President of the Republic of Kenya lit a fire that would burn for another six days. The motive of the fire is to burn down to ashes all stock Ivory held the Kenya wildlife Service, a body charged with the responsibility of conserving and safe guarding wildlife in Kenya.
105 Tonnes of Ivory and 1.35 Tonnes was the total haul up for burning.
On the 01 Day of May, a drenched morning at the Nairobi National Park, Kenya i paid a visit to the site. The ivory was still on fire. It was stacked in metal pyres to support the Ivory fed with underground fuel burners. Part of the Ivory was completely burnt but however the fire needs to be stopped from time to time for re stacking the Ivory. The Ivory burning site is engulfed in smoke and an overcast evening which enhances the sombre mood as the fire crackles. It is sad to see the plunder and destruction the human race is causing. For the survival of Elephants, the world will have to work together. Once the TRADE in Ivory STOPS, the Killing STOPS.
All leaders will have to convince their individual law making institutions on the need to ban the Trade in Ivory within their respective jurisdictions. With that conquered, we will surely get there.
#WorthMoreAlive #KillTheTrade #HandsOffOurElephants
“In the course of history, there comes a time when humanity is called to shift to a new level of consciousness, to reach a higher moral ground. A time when we have to shed our fear and give hope to each other. That time is now.” – Wangari Maathai