Incredible story in honor of World Elephant Day

Today is World Elephant Day. Much like the tragic death of Cecil the lion in Africa, the plight of the elephant, who are valued for their ivory tusks, revolves around a much bigger and more complex issue. Certainly, the horrific slaughter of the majestic elephant is disturbing in its own right, but Terry Gross of FreshAir had a really incredible interview with investigative journalist Bryan Christy earlier today upon the publication in National Geographic of his reporting on the ivory trade.

I promise you that you’ll be mesmerized by his story. Here is a link to the article, which came out just today online.

His interview is below: