Consul General Tong Attends Event in Support of Ivory Ban

Consul General Tong Attends Event in Support of Ivory Ban
Consul General Tong Attends Event in Support of Ivory Ban (State Dept.)
Consul General Tong Attends Event in Support of Ivory Ban

Consul General Tong joined the “Global March for Elephants and Rhinos” event with former Miss Chinese International Bernice Liu, Tanzanian pop star and activist Shubert Mwarabu, LegCo member Ted Hui, and the Angolan Consul General to Hong Kong at L’Hotel Elan on September 8 in Kwun Tong. The event was in support of Hong Kong’s proposed ivory ban and fighting wildlife trafficking. Worldwide, elephant populations have been dwindling, with fewer than 400,000 African elephants in the wild. CG Tong said, “Protecting endangered species is a matter of teamwork; everyone shares the responsibility – governments, citizens, artists, academics – all contributions matter. People are giving their lives in Africa to prevent the decimation of elephants. If people are giving their lives there, even though we live on the other side of the planet, we should also do our part.”