Hip-hop star Iggy Azalea posted a photo of herself posing with an elephant in rapper French Montana's backyard. The elephant was "hired" for French's birthday. In the photo, it has jewels - which, ironically, resemble chains, wrapped around it's ankles and head. Iggy can be seen petting its trunk and admiring it.
Let's be clear - exotic animals are not sideshow attractions or birthday party entertainment. Iggy Azalea should use her platform to encourage education on animals, especially elephants, who face grave threats from human intervention in the wild.
Join me in urging Iggy to publicly apologize and donate to a reputable wildlife fund or sanctuary for posing with a captive elephant."