Matt Sorum drums up musicians’ support for U.S. ivory ban

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Through my partnership with IFAW, I’ve worked with youth to foster an appreciation for elephants and other animals through education and art.

Today, my focus is on urging fellow musicians to support for the U.S. ivory ban.

TAKE ACTION: Join Matt and the music community in supporting the US ivory ban!

Every 15 minutes on average, an African elephant is slaughtered for its ivory tusks to support a mass consumer demand for ivory trinkets and other products, including musical instruments.

That’s where we come in.

Are guitars, bows and pianos made with ivory worth more than an entire species?

I think not, and I’ve written a letter highlighting how we musicians can participate in US efforts to save elephants for generations to come.  

Matt’s letter was received by various music outlets and platforms across the country.

--Matt Sorum

TAKE ACTION: Join Matt and the music community in supporting the US ivory ban!

PS: Check out Matt's new video "For the Wild Ones" below. CAUTION: video contains graphic images.

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