Yingluk Government Ousted – Means Bad News For Elephants
During Yingluk Shinawatra’s term as Prime Minister of Thailand she agreed to stamp out the illegal ivory trade which was responsible for 000’s of African elephants being slaughtered.
Due to the continuous political turmoil and widespread corruption within the country her well intentioned plans became untennable. Elephant poaching for their highly valued tusks has increased to unprecedented levels.
We will be having another great special beginning today and ending on April 18th. Those who purchase a combo set of paintings will enjoy huge savings.
As always, you will still receive high quality paintings without any compromise in quality. We are always striving to bring you the best paintings by elephants at the best possible price. All paintings are genuine and painted by elephants. Check out the latest video of Suda’s artwork.
We would like to thank all those who participated in WWF’s “Earth Hour” and switched their lights off for one hour on March 29th to show they care about the planet. Millions of people from around the globe became involved and united for this cause.
In the lead up to “Earth Hour” we had some great specials which many of our customers took advantage of. We ran this special until 30th March. During this period, we were able to raise hundreds of dollars which will be donated to WWF to help with it’s fight to abolish blood ivory.
Once again we would like to thank all of those who participated and purchased genuine artwork painted by elephants. For those who missed out there are still some beautiful pieces of artwork that you can be the proud owner of at excellent prices.
ThaiElephantArt.com urges you to become involved with Earth Hour.
To show our support to Earth Hour we have provided some great discounts for our customers on elephant paintings. As of today until 30th March elephant paintings have been discounted. Save up to $50.00 on elephant paintings purchased from ThaiElephantArt.com*.
* Free shipping included. Please note that discounts apply to canvas paintings only.
What is Earth Hour?
Earth Hour is a worldwide grass-roots movement for the planet organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). Earth Hour engages a massive mainstream community on a broad range of environmental issues. It was famously started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007. Since then it has grown to engage more than 7000 cities and towns worldwide, and the one-hour event continues to remain the key driver of the now larger movement. The event is held worldwide and held towards the end of March annually, encouraging individuals, communities households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour as a symbol for their commitment to the planet. Earth Hour 2013 was celebrated on March 23, 2013. Earth Hour 2014 is scheduled for Saturday, March 29, from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. during participants’ local time.
The fight against blood ivory and poaching seems to be ongoing. Only just a few days ago there was a seizure of over 1,100 African elephant tusks, and some rhino horns and leopard skins.
This major illegal wildlife trading bust occurred in Hong Kong when customs officials seized 21 crates of contraband with a value of over $5 million dollars.
Although officials in many countries around the world are working hard to eradicate the activities of these organised syndicated killings, the going is still tough.
With limited resources and corruption in impoverished nations it makes the battle even tougher. When there is a bust we are only saddened to know that countless numbers of elephants, rhinos and other endangered species of wildlife have one again been slaughtered for the Asian and particularly affluent Chinese market.
Thailand is known for and guilty of many things. Scams, drugs and prostitution. Unfortunately it still has a very bad reputation when it comes to conservation and illegal trafficking and trading of wildlife, particularly endangered species.
The notorious “Chatuchak” weekend market of Bangkok for a long time was the place to go if you were looking for exotic animals and birdlife. I was shocked to see the rare Australian Palm Cockatoo for sale in that market.
Not only was it kept in a small cage, but it was in a poor state of health, lacked sufficient water and many of its feathers had fallen out.
Many of the animals which are to be sold as pets, don’t live long enough to meet their new owners. They often die in transit due to the extreme conditions under which they are shipped to avoid detection by quarantine and customs officials or die in captivity due to the poor conditions and gross neglect of care by the illegal traders.