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Yao Ming Sets Out to Save Africa's Elephants from the Ivory Trade

September 19, 2014

Yao Ming, best known for his 7'6" height and NBA career, has turned into one of the world's most powerful animal activists. Yao’s transformation began in 2006 when he was waylaid from the basketball court with an injury and he met with staff members from WildAid, a San Francisco-based charity. WildAid persuaded the man who began his career with the Shanghai Sharks to join their campaign to save the world’s actual sharks by pressing the Chinese people to give up their beloved shark fin soup. Amazingly, through a series of TV commercials and countless public appearances, Yao convinced his fellow Chinese countrymen that eating shark fin soup is not a sign of sophistication but an act that is wiping out some of the ocean's...

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