The Eumundi March on 4th October will gather at the Pavillion market at 9.00am and start at 9.30am and proceed though the town finishing back at the Pavillion market for a concert, featuring Annie J and Fusion, Azur, Ebb & Flow, Tuscany.
In Africa four elephants are illegally killed for their ivory every hour, and estimates are that between only 300,000 to 500,000 survive today.
123 CITIES AROUND THE WORLD NOW PARTICIPATING AND ALL MAIN CITIES IN AUSTRALIA.
The organizer Chris Sarjeant says that, there is an elephant killed every 15 minutes.
Elephants are being poached faster than they produce baby elephants. The Western black rhino is already extinct..there is no reverse button to extinction..EXTINCTION IS FOREVER.
Organiser for the Eumundi March, Chris Sarjeant became interested in the poaching crises after hearing an interview with a Dr Reese Halter a conservationist on ABC radio who was almost in tears describing the poaching crises, I contacted the main Global March organisers and got the ball rolling, and with the help from the Pavillion and The Ochre Project.
Most of the marches will be filmed in part and uploaded to Facebook for the rest of the world to see and send a message to the governments to stop the slaughter.
Poaching is a Trans-national business that funds terrorist organizations, fuels conflict in Africa, and poses environmental, development and security challenges. The illegal wildlife trade is also a lucrative business, generating an estimated USD$20 billion per year.
At the launch of the United for Wildlife "#WhoseSideAreYou" campaign, in June this year, HRH Duke of Cambridge said, "There are two thousand critically endangered species on the verge of being lost forever. It's time to choose a side – between the endangered animals and the criminals who kill them for money. I am calling on people all around the world to tell us: whose side are you on?"
The answer will be loud and clear from the thousands of people in over 123 cities worldwide joining the Global March for Elephants and Rhinos (GMFER) on 4th October this year. English comedian, actor and producer, Ricky Gervais has voiced his support of the GMFER event, saying "How can we allow the extinction of 2 magnificent creatures for the sake of the some morons owning tasteless trinkets or trying fake medicine."
Also in support of the GMFER event, Joanna Lumley, OBE and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, says "If we stand by and watch the brutal extinction of rhino and elephant, the stain of shame on our human consciousness will never be forgiven or forgotten."
"only a truly global response will stop our globally iconic species being sold into extinction," explaining, "World Animal Day this year must focus on action
- individuals, peoples, governments - all of us must act to end the vile trade in endangered species."
The ivory and rhino horn trade is particularly cruel and gruesome, not only do poachers indiscriminately slaughter adults, babies or whole herds alike, but often hack off an elephant's tusks or rhino's horns while they are still alive
Global March & Concert For Elephants and Rhino's
Pavillion Market, Eumundi
4th of October 2014
For further information please contact 0412 525 106
Pavillion Market, Eumundi
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