By Justin King
Most of America would describe Kristin Davis as “Charlotte York from Sex and the City,” the activist community at large would describe her as one of their own who happens to be a actress, and to anti-poaching activists she is nothing short of a Godsen[.\
Kristin Davis is a patron of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT) and has been at the forefront of the fight against poachers for years. On October 4th, she will be supporting iworry, an organization hosting the International March for Elephants. The march will be taking place is 15 cities around the world. For those that are unable to attend one the march locations in person, iworry.org is organizing a “Digital March for Elephants” where participants sign a petition and on October 4th engage in creating a twitterstorm.
Kristin became involved with the fight when, while on vacation in Africa, a local waved down the truck she was riding in and informed her guides about a lost baby elephant. Davis diverted her plans and trailed the animal for two days. Later, she would describe the scene when they finally caught up to the baby.
"She kept trying to charge us, she was so traumatised and angry. We had to cover her eyes and tie her feet, you feel so horrible but you know you're helping them, and wet her skin down because she was so hot. She had been eating dirt so her digestive system was all messed up, and you can't feed them water when they are lying down in case it gets in their lungs so eventually we had to get her up and un-blindfold her so she could drink with her trunk in the proper way, and then we had to carry her on a people stretcher which was kind of hysterical."
DSWT was called to help with the animal, and the team brought the animal formula and medicine. Ever since, Kristin has been on the front lines of the fight. More....