Monday, May 27, 2013

PARIS DJ ERIC POUILLE: STOP KILLING ELEPHANTS - STOP IVORY TRADE

 ERIC POUILLE STOP KILLING ELEPHANTS

Some 20 years ago one of my best friends (RIP) was employed by a large airline as station cargo manager in Nairobi, Kenya. I went to see him 3 to 4 times a year during the 4 years he spent there. Kenya and nearby Tanzania were by far the best places in the world to watch the big guys, and I mean big : hippos, rhinos and of course elephants.

There were plenty of elephants then, though the ivory trade and the associated slaughter was already big. I even remember the story of the president of Kenya having a bonfire with elephant tusks to show that Kenya had a firm position against ivory trade and poachers.

 
My best memory is by far when, during one of our early morning safaris, we encountered a rhino and an elephant strolling together.

 
I wish I would have kept this great picture I took at that time but I still have the vivid memories of stopping our car, turning the engine off and just looking. Looking at the beauty and at the strength that mother earth put in front of us. I wonder if my son will someday have a chance to feel what I felt that day... other than through animal TV shows.

I wonder if people will realize that it feels better to see animals moving in their own environment rather than having ivory necklaces around your neck. I wonder if people will realize that there are medications out there that make you feel much more of a man than using powder made from elephants' tusks. If need be, bite your own nails and leave the elephants alone.

STOP KILLING ELEPHANTS - STOP IVORY TRADE 

Act as actors of the earth and the earth will give it back to you, just like she did to me that long time gone morning.

Eric Pouille
http://www.holycurse.net 
http://www.aligrefm.org 

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