While most of us are used to seeing “memes” on the Internet, the following pictures that you are about to see are some of the most intriguing in recent memory. In a world where we are finally beginning to realize the severity of animal poaching, these photos definitely stand out in the crowd.
These photos depict elephants and rhinos who have had their tusks dyed pink and the reason for this phenomenon has nothing to do with how adorable it makes them look. It is meant to ensure their safety and keep them safe and sound in a world that does not truly value their presence.
However, it is important to remember that these images are not yet real, as they have been photo shopped by an organization known as the Rhino Rescue Project in an effort to get the word out about the continued dangers that are associated with animal poaching.
These animals are being killed at an astounding rate, due to the fact that there are certain cultures that view their horns as having health benefits. There are also cultures that consider the tusks of these animals as a symbol of wealth.
The Rhino Rescue Project plans to turn these photo shopped pictures into a reality, by injecting the same dye into the horns of the rhino that is used to stain bank notes that have been stolen. Thanks to the dye, the horns will no longer be able to be used for ornamental purposes and will be able to be seen on an airport x-ray scanner.
If you would like to see this burgeoning movement become a feasible reality, be sure to pass this story along to all of your closest friends and family members on Facebook as soon as possible.