The U.S. Government will be crushing 6 tons of ivory that it has stockpiled since the 1980s in hopes of sending a strong message to consumers, vendors, and poachers of ivory that it will no longer be tolerated.
The crushing event is not opened to the public, however, an group from DU called "A World With..." will be meeting outside the gates toward the end of the event with signs to show support. That way when the busses and media are leaving, they will see them outside with their messages of gratitude.
Obviously the more people that show up, the better. Make a sign if you wish or just show up and join in!
Here is a few articles explaining the nature of the event:
~ Animals have their own voices, but few listen. Those of us who hear them, must help them to be heard. ~
Why direct ACTion? Because animals are suffering NOW! If you want to be a voice for the animals and our earth, and get ACTIVE through peaceful, public, grassroots action, this is the group for you. This is an action based group, beyond letter writing and making phone calls (though these are good things to do, they will not be our main focus).
How we treat animals, from factory farms to wildlife, has negative effects on us and our environment, besides the suffering caused to the most innocent among us who are entirely at our mercy.
Our activities are a great way to speak up for animals and our earth, and meet other nice folks. We are not a rescue group, but we will have contacts with rescue groups and will help as much as we can. Our signs and leaflets are READY! SET! Let's GO!
PEACE. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still BE CALM IN YOUR HEART.
If you would also like to participate in fun social activities like potlucks, movies, hiking, etc, join us at Denver and Beyond Vegan Meetup: Click here http://www.meetup.com/AVeganLife