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Elephant for Elephant

Elephant for Elephant Illustration by Thom Kofoed.

Replacing the elephants, one by one

Here’s a creative call-out to the people of Hastings, St Leonards and beyond! Thom Kofoed and I have recently launched our latest project, Elephant for Elephant and we need your help to make our vision a reality, writes HOT’s Zelly Restorick.

An estimated 36,000 African elephants were killed last year – and we are asking people – locally and from around the world – to replace each one of them with a drawing, a poem, a song, a sculpture or some other elephant inspired creation!

'Harmony' by Dwie Judha Satria, Jakarta, Indonesia.

Our goal is to raise awareness of the current situation and to develop better elephant – human relations.

We’ve already received elephant creations from local people – and from as far away as Australia and Jakarta. We’d love you to participate too! Please send your elephant inspired creation to us via the email address below (or ask for a postal address) and we’ll upload your contribution to the site, along with your name and location.
We’re symbolically replacing the elephants one by one! We count each and every elephant we receive; if you draw five elephants on a page, for example, this adds five elephants to the E4E ‘Elephant Counter’!
Sarah Boiling

Ele-stration, by Sarah Boiling of St Leonards on Sea.

Please spread the word to anyone you think might like to join in. We’re producing education packs for schools and info packs for other groups and organisations, cafes and galleries. If you’d like more information, please get in touch.

Every piece of elephant creativity you send to us demonstrates your heartfelt wish for the elephants’ survival and your intention to create a more harmonious relationship between the human and the elephant communities. 

Your piece of creative expression is:

unique – a one-off, never before seen in the history of mankind! Imagine that!

an expression of your thoughtfulness, kindness and desire to take action!

a valued and valuable contribution!

received with sincere gratitude and appreciation.

We simply cannot replace 36,000 elephants on our own! Your help is needed!


With love from Thom and Zelly – and all the Elephants, now and in the future.

Email address :

Elephant For Elephant website here.

Please visit and ‘Like’ our Facebook Page here.


Posted 17:14 Monday, Mar 10, 2014 In: Campaigns


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  1. Zelly Restorick

    I’m glad you’ve asked this, Linda. At this time, no money has been raised; Thom and I are working voluntarily and we’ve covered the cost of any expenses. In the future, when we have the artwork auction, we will have identified a number of elephant organisations to share all of the funds raised. At the moment, we are ear-marking certain charities, sanctuaries and elephant conservation organisations – and we will be asking them what they would do with any funds we donate to them, to ensure that the money is put to good use for the elephants – and to improve elephant-human relationships.
    I appreciate your interest – and please let me know if you have any other questions. We’ve been lucky enough to receive some beautiful artwork – from local people and also from as far away as Jakarta and Australia. So far, we have ‘replaced’ 69 elephants! Appreciation to everyone who has contributed so far and for spreading the ‘Elephant for Elephant’ word. Please keep your elephant creations coming! Zelly

    Comment by Zelly Restorick — Thursday, Mar 13, 2014 @ 07:20

  2. Linda bronfman

    Will all or a portion of the future revenue go towards elephant causes.

    Comment by Linda bronfman — Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014 @ 17:33

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