I am so incredibly angry and disappointed in myself for not making it to this monumental event today. I should be there – to watch one ton of elephant ivory, trinkets and carvings be crushed and pulverized, to take a stand for elephant poaching, and to give myself a bit of piece of mind that I would be watching some of the very same pieces of ivory I saw in store windows in my hometown smashed to smithereens.
But, I’m not there. I am an idiot. I can only hope that there will be thousands of others there instead, to do the right thing and lend their support. You can watch it on a webcam: http://original.livestream.com/usfws
And you can read about it here: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/06/150618-times-square-ivory-crush-elephants-poaching-conservation/
I truly hope this raises awareness and sends a message.