Dim Sum for Elephants: 4:00pm, Sunday, September 13, 2015, at Cai’s Dim Sum Teahouse, 814 Western Avenue, West Brattleboro, Vermont, a dim sum buffet, with wine and desert. During the evening, a silent auction and an informative talk about the current status of African elephants and what is being done. The price to attend the event: $35. One hundred percent of the proceeds after costs to benefit Wild Aid, an organization working to stem the unprecedented spike in illegal poaching of African elephants for ivory. Wild Aids’ campaign to reduce demand for elephant ivory in Asia is the single largest step that can be taken to save African Elephants from the threat of extinction. To find out more about them go to wildaid.org/elephants.
Why Elephants, Why Now?
Poaching of many of Africa’s iconic species has reached an all time high. An estimated 35,000 elephants were poached in Africa in 2014. Without urgent action to end the ivory trade now, elephants may become extinct in Africa in less than ten years. Wildlife trafficking has become more structured, more lucrative and more ruthless than ever before. In response, many organizations and individuals are working to stop demand, stop ivory trafficking, and stop elephant poaching. It’s a passionate and expensive endeavor and they need our support.
To reserve tickets for Dim Sum for Elephants Ellen Capy was the contact at 802-380-2127 or email Ellen at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the event venue see the dimsum catering and gallery pages.
“Time is not on the side of elephants. The key lies with insuring a total ban on all international and domestic ivory trade is enforced throughout China to the U.S., with all consumer countries in-between following this global lead, for only a total ban on all trade will save the elephants and give them time to recover from decades of mass slaughter for their ivory teeth. Unless this happens, elephants in the wild could be wiped out within the next 10 years.”
– Dr. Dame Daphne Sheldrick, The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.