New years are a time for new beginnings. They are a time for remembrance, and a time for hope.
This Thursday, February 19, is the Chinese New Year. We invite you to join us on Thursday to mark the Chinese New Year with a peaceful vigil for elephants at the Embassy for the People’s Republic for China.
During our vigil, we will remember the elephants we have lost. Join us as we light a candle in memoriam of the 4,800 elephants who have been slain for their ivory since January 1, 2015.
During the vigil, we will also share our hope for the future. We will light candles for future generations who deserve a world where elephants still exist. We will show China that the American people are taking action to save this majestic keystone species, and urge the Chinese government and people to do the same.
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