HURRY! THE SKY IS FALLING! There has not been any change whatsoever in elephant populations between 1997 and 2013, according to both of the animal rights reports below. The complete opposite of what both of these reports would like you to believe! Notice the use of the word “declined” in both reports.
“Asian elephant populations have declined from 75,000 to between 35,000 and 45,000, while African elephant populations have declined from 1.3 million to between 286,234 and 543,475 today.” Dr. John W. Grandy, Senior Vice President for The HSUS November 4, 1997 testimony to the Senate http://www.epw.senate.gov/105th/grandy.htm
“Elephants in the wild are in perilous decline. Current estimates place approximately 500,000 African elephants in the wild and approximately 50,000 Asians.” Task Force Final Report October 2013 http://www.elephanttaskforce.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/FULL-FINAL-REPORT_Task-Force-on-the-WPZ-Elephant-Exhibit-and-Program.pdf
1997 :Asian Elephants; 35,000 to 45,000
2013: Asian Elephants; 50,000
1997: African Elephants; 286,234 to 543,475
2013: African Elephants; 500,000
Looks more like an INCREASE rather than a “perilous decline.”