Stars Demand EU Action at Cites to End Cruel Trade in Wild-Caught Elephants

A host of stars are calling on EU leaders at Cites wildlife conference not to overturn ban on trade in wild-caught baby African elephants for zoos and circuses.

Ricky Gervais, Simon Pegg, Leona Lewis, Dame Judi Dench, Alesha Dixon, Evanna Lynch, Bryan Adams, Virginia McKenna OBE, Thandie Newton, Pamela Anderson, Peter Egan, and Jenny Seagrove are among a host of compassionate personalities who have joined forces with animal protection and conservation groups including Humane Society International, Brigitte Bardot Foundation, The Born Free Foundation, David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation, World Animal Protection and the Species Survival Network, in signing an urgent Open Letter to EU officials calling on them to support, not oppose, a ban on trade in wild-caught baby African elephants, ripped from their families and shipped off to foreign zoos.

The ban was first voted on and approved earlier this week by a majority of countries attending the Convention on
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