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Original story appears here: http://loudwire.com/five-finger-death-punch-zoltan-bathory-u-s-veterans-fight-elephant-rhino-poachers-africa-exclusive-interview-photos/#photogallery-1=7 Within our lifetime, we may witness the complete extinction of the elephant species. It’s a terrifying reality, but due to ivory poaching, along with habitat destruction, we…(Read More)

VETPAW in Tampa Bay Times

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For Ryan Tate, a former Marine and a Plant High School graduate, a 2012 documentary on rhino poaching in Africa turned his life in a new direction. Now, he has dedicated himself to ending the deadly trade in ivory — a pursuit often found at the nexus between organized crime groups and violent extremists. “The…(Read More)

Ryan Tate, founder of Vetpaw, runs a nonprofit that hires post-9/11 vets to combat poaching. Ryan Tate has experienced more in 16 years than most will in an entire lifetime. Growing up in Tampa, Florida, the son of a hair stylist and pizza shop/bar owner, Tate was a self-described quiet kid…(Read More)

Terrorists funded by rhino and elephant poaching

Rhino horn is funding terrorism. It really is as simple as that. In a recent article by SBS Australia it revealed that the UN and Interpol warns that the poaching industry is worth $213 billion and funds armed conflicts across the globe. Just animal you say? Achim Steiner, head of the United Nations Environment Program…(Read More)

Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker; Zero Dark Thirty) has created a powerful PSA about the African poaching crisis. Last Days uses masterful animation to show how terrorism is funded by poaching, and it presents the tragic reality of the imminent extinction of elephants and rhinos if we don’t take greater action…(Read More)

Our friends at Ivory for Elephants are running the Wear it for Elephants campaign! $10 from every “Elefant” Top purchase supports #elephant and #rhino #conservation and #antipoaching efforts on the ground in #Africa. Wear it proudly to raise awareness! Bonus: VETPAW is member of Ivory For Elephants’s alliance! Help their cause by checking out…(Read More)