Mother and Child • London 2015 |  Artist - James Straffon. Installed October 2015

When elephants fight, it is the grass that gets hurt.
Swahili proverb

On the eve of the largest global protest march for the support of Elephants and Rhinos, TAG added their voice to the many, with an artwork entitled 'Mother and Child' - which looks to the past and the future, posing the poignant question 'What will remain for the next generation?'

More than 35,000 elephants are being killed every year (currently one every fifteen minutes) so their tusks can be carved into ivory trinkets. A rhino is slaughtered once every 8 hours for its horn. Their only hope for survival lies in an immediate end to the ivory and rhino horn trade (both "legal" and "illegal") and the chance to recover from decades of mass slaughter.

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