Often times we are blind to what is happening around us. Just because we cannot see the effects of pollution and over-stripping the Earth of her resources in our own backyards, doesn’t mean that it isn’t a very serious concern. Closing our eyes to these issues is not going to help the problems go away. The world used to be an absolutely beautiful place, but that beauty is slowly being pushed out by the trash of mankind. We are consuming more than what this Earth can handle and pretty soon the Earth will no longer be able to sustain mankind. Here are 27 pictures that will open your eyes to the serious danger that our very existence is in.
1. This once beautiful elephant was killed for her ivory and her body was left to rot. Between poaching and loss of habitat the African Elephants are in serious danger of extinction. In less than 100 years, the elephant population has gone from 4 million elephants to about 500,000 elephants left in the world today, and more and more elephants are killed daily. Making it illegal to buy ivory has only increased the value because it is more rare and people covet rare products. We need to stop the demand for products made of ivory because where there is no demand there is no reward for harvesting it from elephants.