“I meant what I said
And I said what I meant…
An elephant’s faithful
One hundred per cent!”
-- Horton the elephant in Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss
Horton sits on that bird egg, not because it is easy or fun, but because he made a promise to Mayzie the lazy bird.
We, too, have a promise to keep: to conserve the elephant, whose situation grows more dire with each day.
That is why today we are crushing the six tons of ivory seized by our law enforcement division for violations of U.S. wildlife laws over the past 25 years.