Hillary Clinton, who shirked the spotlight after losing her US presidential election in November, appeared abruptly at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York on Saturday as a member of a committee to discuss elephant poaching. Clinton’s participation came after the premiere of the documentary film “The Producers: Walk in Rangers Shose,” directed by Kathryn Bigelow. The eight-minute film offers viewers the experience of working as a forest guard trying to save elephants in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
“We must eliminate this market, and this unexpected public appearance on Earth Day is one of Clinton’s last public posts following a period of silence after the Democratic candidate lost the presidential election to Donald Trump,” Clinton said of the global ivory trade.
Clinton said she began to focus on the “horrific slaughter” of elephants when she was secretary of state and later helped launch the anti-poaching initiative at the Clinton Global Non-Profit Initiative launched by her family.
Hunters kill more than 30,000 elephants a year in Africa, Clinton said. Smuggling also provides financial support to extremist extremist groups as well as putting the number of elephants at risk. “When we look at this, we believe there are three fundamental goals: stopping killing,