Coming Soon to a Theater Near You:
The Elephant King of Siam
dJeck is super pumped to announce that we are putting the finishing touches on a recent collaboration with the very talented Jill Erickson @cathartes__aura_. Look out for dJeck Zines Vol 1: The Elephant King of Siam.
We will have these available at our merch table this Saturday night at the Hawks and Reed Hamp Getdown with a pay what you want model, along with some killer doomfunk. apparel. All proceeds will go to our latest fundraising goal of raising $1000 for the Non Human Rights Project. @nonhuman.rights.project
The group is currently working on petitioning a court in Connecticutt to release 3 elephants into sanctuary from an abusive zoo. The court case is trying to set a precedent that higher intelligence mammals deserve legal personhood under the eyes of the law. This is really quite unheard of in US legal history.
Not so in France however. In the 1830s Mademoiselle dJeck was famously put on trial for... Well, I won't give the story away, keep your eyes peeled for dJeck Zines Vol 4: The Trial of dJeck! Release date: TBA 2018
Just watched #TheIvoryGame produced by @leonardodicaprio for Netflix. Amazing documentary showing how the illegal ivory trade is HOPING for the extinction of #Elephants as they stockpile ivory. The less elephants there are, the more the prices rise.
In Asia, ivory is called white gold and it’s a multi-billion dollar industry. Unfortunately, and entire #Elephant must die to get its tusks. The elephants KNOW their tusks are valuable and they are self aware that they are hunted for their tusks...they have even been seen hiding their tusks for fear of being poached for them. It’s true that elephants never forget, they have long memories and they have strong family bonds and morn the loss of family members. They are highly intelligent.
In the past 100-years, elephant populations have decreased by 97%. After ivory was discovered to have been stolen from seized stockpiles, Kenya destroyed 105 tons of ivory in April 2016. In July of 2016 the U.S. banned all trade in ivory & Hong Kong will end theirs by 2021, the rest of China has not made any commitments. How many elephants will be slaughtered in the next 5-years? About 1 elephant is killed every 15 minutes. #ElephantsCount 🐘