World Elephant Day
Sparked by the intent to help abolish the use of elephants for human entertainment, World Elephant Day has become something of an annual celebration focused on conserving and protecting elephants and their habitats.
What are we doing for it we hear you ask?
Well, we have made a little “Emma” limited edition collection which is now up for grabs on our website. Emma is an Asian Elephant we have adopted from Wildlife SOS who for the first 40 years lived a life full of abuse on the streets. Since January 2021 when Emma was rescued by Wildlife SOS she has lived out her days enjoying cabbages, cauliflowers, and footbaths under the Indian sun. She’s a cutie so one of our designers was inspired to draw her and this became the basis for the bundle you can now have.
Update – There were two options but all the free packs went within hours of the page going live!
1. Add code “ELEPHANT” at the checkout and the first 25 bundles will be FREE! (no longer available)
2. The next 25 packs will be available at £9.60 and the proceeds for these will be sent across to Emma for her footbaths and general upkeep.
Get yours here from 12th August: www.tradeprint.co.uk/emma-the-elephant-goody-bag
A little bit about why World Elephant Day is so important.
The plight of both the African and Asian elephant demands that the world take action lest the creatures be assigned to the history books under “E” for Extinct or, “I” for Ivory and its value as a commodity.
In parts of the world, it has become commonplace for elephants to be poached as big game, taken for use in elaborate ceremonies and processions or simply used for begging and as an “experience” for tourists to ride. The elephants themselves are put under a tremendous strain and are emotionally broken and physically brought to the brink so they learn to submit to their trainers to be used for the latter. They often lack the care and proper nutrition that these giants actually need, and their feet are often damaged from being forced to work on terrain unsuitable for them such as hot tarmac roads. Elephants are losing their habitats with the current rate of industrialisation and human developments and really need safe places to live without fear.
Wildlife SOS do essential work in striving to improve the education around the mistreatment of animals. They have a special place for the elephants at their dedicated Elephant Hospital near to Mathura in India where suffering elephants are able to recuperate and live out their lives in peace.