I came across a new short documentary yesterday about the roots of the ivory trade. Similar to what I am working on with The Elephant Project, the film explores the underlying causes of poaching and the challenging problem of addressing greed and false devotion to religious icons (ivory is carved into Christian, Buddhist and Taoist figures).
Humans can be a cruel and violent species, yet we are also capable of empathy and compassion that leads to tremendous acts of courage. I look forward to your comments on the film. Please share!