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Gaian Times Video: Speeches at Protest outside Chinese Embassy (Action for Elephants UK)

Here’s a special video.. 22 minutes ..filmed by Gaian Times , showing highlights of what happened at the Peaceful Protest outside Chinese Embassy, London…to stop the Ivory Trade.. (Event by Action For Elephants UK).

Maria Mossman, the founder and organizer of this successful organisation and peace protest is the face behind the passion, armed with many hundreds of UK & international supporters!

If You would like to take part and show your support to the wild elephants of Africa, currently killed for their ivory – visit : Action for elephants uk :
http://www.ActionForElephantsUK.org
Join them via their facebook group : March For Elephants UK.

Gaian Times like to acknowledge the following speakers at the event:

Policy Advisor, Dominic Dyer from Care for the Wild,
Mary Rice – the Executive Director from the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) ,
Will Tavers , OBE- Chief Executive Officer from Born Free &
Philip Mansbridge, Chief Executive Officer of Care for the Wild.

Gaian Times also wishes to give a special thank you to: Elephantom – Eco Hero, for all his infectious enthusiasm, energy and support.

Link

Photos & Report of the Protest 

Peaceful Protest to Ban ivory trade (25th Jan’14 London)

Action for Elephants UK will be holding a peaceful demonstration outside the Chinese Embassy in London on 25 January 2014.  This demonstration will be conducted in a peaceful and respectful way towards China.

Peaceful protest 25Jan2014 to ban ivory - Outside chinese embassy (London)
Peaceful protest 25Jan2014 to ban ivory – Outside chinese embassy (London)

China is the world’s main consumer of ivory, with demand soaring in the last decade as more and more Chinese have acquired the means to buy it. The result of this escalating demand is a huge rise in poaching elephants for their tusks, to the point where the killing has reached unprecedented levels and threatens to wipe out elephants forever.

China have the ability and power to ban the trade in ivory, causing the demand for ivory to decline, giving elephants a fighting chance to recover in their numbers.

This event will be to welcome positive steps that China have taken in recent weeks and ask them to do more. To be world leaders in banning ivory and saving elephants.

Please join us on January 25th to add your voice at this event. We will provide placards that you can download and use on the day.

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Getting there – where and when
The closest underground station is Regent’s Park, about 8 minutes’ walk from the Embassy.

The demonstration will start at 11:00am. Everyone should start gathering at the embassy at 10:45am and we will remain there until 2:30pm.

Please wrap up warm; there are toilets and facilities close by for food and drinks.
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These details are copied (edited) from the official `event page’ for this protest, in order to give it more publicity..

You can join the group page – March for elephants uk at https://www.facebook.com/groups/626607120724176/
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-Mani Navasothy
(Pagan Frontiers of London)

 

Link  (26 Jan’14) :  Read my account of the Protest and check out some photos   Kill the Ivory Trade, not the Elephants, cries of Action for Elephants Uk group at protest outside Chinese Embassy, London