Leonardo DiCaprio is looking to make an impact in the world. Keeping his fame close to his priorities, the celebrity has once again stepped up to ask fans to help the elephants. In particular the focus is to get Thailand to ban the trade of ivory. Elephants are being poached by hunters for the tusks of the animals and then the ivory is sold on black markets. On Tuesday the entertainer once again asked fans to sign the petition to encourage this practice to stop.
“Thx for all your help to save elephants! We have 500,000+ signatures. Can you help us get to 1 million? Pls RT,” tweeted Leonardo DiCaprio from his official Twitter account.
The signatures are being placed on the Hands Off My Parts movement to stop wildlife crime sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund. Each person to participates will have their message sent to Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra asking that she help save the world’s elephants by banning the Thai ivory trade.
It only takes a minute to sign the petition, but the impact is significant. With poachers continuing the killings of these large animals, it’s the voices of many people that will get the practice to stop. With Leonardo DiCaprio encouraging his fans to participate in being heard the process will speed up, but it takes everyone to make inhumane acts stop.