Ellen Determined To Protect Elephants After Trump Admin. Lifts Elephant Trophies Ban

"I have to talk about something that is very, very important to me," Ellen DeGeneres said to her audience.

On a recent episode of her show, Ellen explained that she is helping to raise money for elephant conservation efforts.

Her announcement comes in response to news that the Trump administration plans to reverse an Obama era ban that kept hunters from importing elephant trophies from the African countries of Zimbabwe and Zambia, back into the Untied States.

Ellen said:

“I love elephants. And if you take the time to learn about elephants, you would love elephants too.

“Elephants show compassion, sympathy, social intelligence, self-awareness. They’re excellent at learning abilities...all the things I have yet to see in this president."

Ellen later took to Twitter to echo her earlier statements:

She also added that for every retweet of the following photo, a donation will be made to The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

On her show, Ellen added:

“If you’re not outraged, then I beg you to take a little time to just learn about elephants. Just Google them and see how truly remarkable they are.

“They’re worth fighting for, and we owe it to them to protect them.”

ABC News shared a video that examines Africa's declining elephant population. 

H/T: The Gaily Grind