In the last three years, 100,000 African elephants have been killed for their ivory tusks. That’s 1 every 15 minutes. If killing continues at this rate conservationists estimate that elephants could be extinct in the wild by 2025.
Animal Communicator, Danielle MacKinnon, is joining with Academy Award winning filmmaker, Louise Hogarth, to create a documentary telling the stories of the elephants living in the wild and orphaned elephants now being cared for in sanctuaries. The film will show the point of view from the elephants through animal communication, and will also follow the tragic journey of Zimbabwe’s kidnapped baby elephants, destined for zoos in China and UAE, and 70 years of misery in captivity.
The filmmaker set up a Kickstarter campaign, which is already more than halfway toward its goal of $50,000, to complete the film. For more information, see the below video of Danielle MacKinnon communicating with the elephants, and visit the Kickstarter page for more videos, details and a list of gifts in return for donations.