A defenseless pygmy elephant was shot 70 times by poachers, who then mutilated it's lifeless body!
Add your name if you want to demand the governments overseeing Borneo to do whatever it takes to stop the slaughter!
"Malaysian officials on Monday said the mutilated corpse of an endangered pygmy elephant was found on Borneo island last week with about 70 gunshot wounds and tusks hacked off," reported The New York Post.
Can you imagine how much that poor animal must have suffered?
They shot him once, so he ran away into the jungle in terror and agony.
The criminals gave chase, until they found him.
And they shot him again.
Until finally he was too weak to continue, and he lay down and died.
The same source added: "According to the international conservation group WWF, there are only 1,500 Borneo pygmy elephants left."
These precious elephants are endangered.
And if something isn't done to protect them now, they won't have long left for this world.
"Identifying and bringing those responsible for the killings to justice is key to tackling this threat.
"We hope investigations don't stop at just this case, there is a high chance this is linked to others," said Elizabeth John, a spokesman for the wildlife trade monitoring group Traffic.
So how do we protect them?
By increasing security around the forests where these majestic elephants are known to live.
But Borneo is governed by three separate countries: Malaysia, Indonesia, and Brunei.
Which means it's critical that they all work together to protect these endangered elephants from poachers...
And to catch the criminals before they can strike again.
Here's what I mean: if a poacher is operating in the Malaysian portion of the island and kills an elephant, they can cross over to the Indonesian side, or vice versa, and complicate the policing process.
But if designated rangers have authority to operate in all three countries as necessary, that can really help to put a stop to the massacre of these endangered animals.
That's why we're calling on three separate officials to take action: Siti Nurbaya Bakar, Indonesian Minister of Environment and Forestry; Dato' Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man, Malaysian Minister of Environment; and Ali Apong, Brunei's Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism.
The three of them must take action on a unified front, collaborating between the governments of their nations, to put together a solid defense effort to save Borneo's pygmy elephants from extinction.
Don't you want to rescue these precious creatures from heartless poachers?
Then add your name to ask the key Ministers named above to take immediate action in their respective governments to form a united effort to save endangered pygmy elephants from extinction!