“I’ve been following the coverage of the elephant slaughter that is getting even more intense and destructive as so many countries in Africa collapse into civil war. Ivory is a slick commodity that can be quickly traded for guns, drugs, and money.
“There was a recent campaign by the Wildlife Conservation Society to raise consciousness called www.96elephants.org. The number 96 refers to the estimate of how many elephants are killed everyday! The overall numbers are staggering; something over 100,000 in just the last couple of years. That’s why I titled the painting “Walking Into Eternity.” It does not seem like hyperbole to say that elephants may be facing imminent extinction.
“What is this world when they are gone?” -Marius
Read: The End For Elephants? by TRISTAN MCCONNELL
(WARNING: graphic images)