David Beckham is
stripping standing up for African elephants and rhinos! Although he may have spent last week hitting some Fashion Week shows, the 38-year-old also made time to fit in some charity work. COULD HE BE ANY MORE PERFECT?
Last Thursday, the soccer babe joined Prince William in filming a video message for an upcoming PSA for WildAid that aims to educate people about the dangers of the rhino-horn and ivory trades. Just thinking of the photos of rhinos without their horns makes me cringe in disgust.
Photo: Prince William and Becks want to save rhinos and elephants. (Facebook)
When talking about David and Prince William’s involvement, Wild Aid’s executive director, Peter Knights, stated, “In the second message they show how all the rhinos left in the wild could fit inside just one soccer stadium.” Crazy sad, right?
Western Black rhinos were commonly poached for their horns, and they are now considered extinct. Individual greed has eliminated an entire species, all in the name of money. Here are three ways we can get started on creating change and saving the elephants and rhinos that are left.
+ Educate ourselves on this issue.
+ Support conservation efforts.
+ Don’t buy ivory or rhino horn! As WildAid says, “When the buying stops, the killing can too”.
Supporting orgs like WildAid are a great way to make a difference. This particular PSA that Prince William, David Beckham, and former NBA star Yao Ming filmed will be available in China, come November, but I’m hoping we get to see it here in the states as well. When David was asked about the PSA, he said, “When I learned of the current poaching levels in Africa, I immediately agreed to help get this message out. It is shocking to think that we could lose these animals from the wild in our lifetimes.”
We can’t sit back and let this continue. Take action below and let your voice be heard.
Adopt A Rhino
Adopt a Sumatran rhino by making a donation of $25 or more to the WWF.
Take action with WildAid to reducie the human threat to endangered species