From: I fucking love science Elephants don’t drink through their trunks, but they do use them to suck up water and bring it to their mouths. A fully grown elephant can hold an estimated 10 liters of water in their trunks to make drinking easier.
What a wonderful idea. I can't think of ONE reason why not to dye tusks pink. Let's not wait for one more killing. Pink tusks say to poachers, "There is no value." To tourists pink says, "Support wildlife. We are heading for extinction.
Symbolism is a medium of expression in almost all cultures. Various entities and beings are depictions of events and emotions at a particular time in history. Elephants have been of particular significance in these depictions.