People from at least 136 cities across six continents have marched to press their countries’ authorities to stop the poaching of elephants and rhinos, a practice that has almost led to their extinction.
Every 9 to 11 hours a rhino “is slaughtered…for its horn” and one elephant is killed every 15 minutes
The marches were held worldwide in the cities in the USA, Canada, Mexico and Australia. In Europe, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Copenhagen and London also took part in the demonstration. Many rallies were also held in the cities of Africa and South America.
Only in South Africa the protesters against elephants and rhinos extinction gathered in 17 cities.
“We are protesting against the political leaders of the world, who do not have the guts and political will to make changes in their laws,” Dex Kotze, one of the march’s organizers, told AFP.