VETPAW included on website for Kathryn Bigelow’s PSA “Last Days”

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 soon.

VETPAW is honored to be included on the website for the PSA, among a small group of esteemed organizations.

Ms. Bigelow’s team explains how they came to make Last Days:
“Last year we were made aware of the very real connection between elephant poaching and terrorism. For us, it represented the diabolical intersection of two problems that are of great concern – species extinction and global terrorism. Both involve the loss of innocent life and both require urgent action.”

8 Replies to "VETPAW included on website for Kathryn Bigelow's PSA "Last Days""

  • Ivory For Elephants
    December 6, 2014 (3:16 pm)

    Great news.

    • Hamza
      March 27, 2015 (11:50 am)

      SylviaI call on the Lord’s name all the time. When I feel heavy and burden down or when I just need to call His name for add setrngth, I do so. When I call Him I can feel His presence all over me and I know He hears me and will be with me. We serve such and awesome God.

  • Jake Whitlaw
    March 27, 2015 (10:45 pm)

    Stop playing the Bush-Obama terrorism card. The poachers are poor people trying to survive and feed their families. They are not motivated by any religious or political agenda. Of course they have to be stopped, but they are NOT terrorists.

    • Alex
      September 7, 2015 (7:58 am)

      Jake, actually you are right, some of the people are just trying to eat. Those people need a different approach. Unfortunately, the sudden increase in poaching in the last few years has a lot more to do with highly organized, outside groups of thugs doing poaching. These are often part of organized crime and do actually terrorize the local population. This is big business now, no longer just subsistence villagers. I think that’s a big reason why we haven’t gotten a handle on it…’s a much bigger, and more dangerous problem now.

  • Jake Whitlaw
    March 27, 2015 (10:46 pm)

    BTW, how many black African women have been trained?

  • Todd Weidensaul(ret. A.F.)
    April 19, 2015 (10:36 am)

    What an awesome project. Thank you for your dedication to preserve our ever dwindling elephant population. You are making the difference. Thank you!

  • RB Turner
    August 13, 2015 (5:47 pm)

    How about some local Vetpaw personnel to help with a little protection for these local, tortured and abused animals…

    Watch the bottom video on this article… not the top one… hope you have a strong stomach…

  • corburt erilio
    February 15, 2017 (5:16 am)

    I like the efforts you have put in this, appreciate it for all the great posts.

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