I'm Patricia and I'm an activist who is concerned about our environment, habitat destruction, factory farming, and wildlife. Two years ago I started a nonprofit called A Vegan Life, Inc. to give voice to the suffering of farmed animals. I became vegan in 2004 and did it for the animals but since then I've learned about the health benefits of a plant-based diet and also how eating a vegan diet prevents habitat loss and benefits wildlife.
This year I decided to do something about the crisis facing African elephants by creating a campaign to raise money for nonprofits working to protect elephants as I hike the 2100-mile Appalachian Trail. I will start next month and will reach Maine in October. I am funding the hike myself so 100% of any donation will go directly to help elephants and stop poachers.
Worldwide, people are becoming aware of the catastrophic situation facing elephants and are looking for ways to help. One hundred African elephants are brutally killed every day just because their tusks are so valuable on the black market. If we don't stop this senseless slaughter elephants will be extinct within a decade.
If you agree that we need to act now before it is too late please make a donation to my campaign. All money raised -- 100% -- will go to preventing the killing of hundreds of magnificent, intelligent elephants by strengthening anti-poaching deployments and ranger training, enforcing laws to apprehend poachers and deter future poachers and mobilizing local communities with environmental and wildlife education.
All money raised will go to Conservation Lower Zambezi
and African Wildlife Foundation