When Giants Fall

Saturday, March 5, 2016, 3:30 p.m at the First Parish Church, 50 Cochituate Road, Wayland,  MA  01778.

Join us for a Walden Forum discussion and film – “When Giants Fall”. Meet guest speakers Massachusetts Senator Jason Lewis and Activist, Tom Lang of Westerhoff Antique Dealers, join a discussion, and watch the newly released documentary, “When Giants Fall”.

Last year 36,000 Elephants Were Slaughtered for their Tusks.

What We Are Fighting For Now Is Their Survival!

“We admire elephants in part because they demonstrate what we consider the finest human traits: empathy, self-awareness, and social intelligence. But the way we treat them puts on display the very worst of human behavior.” – Graydon Carter, The Justice Movement

Did you know that approximately one elephant is killed every 15 minutes in the African continent, 100 elephants are killed every day, 36,000 elephants are killed every year, 1 rhino is killed every 7-11 hours and extinction looms within a generation?

Did you know that the Boston-Cambridge region has been ranked as one of the top ivory sales markets in the U.S., and a 2015 investigation found Craigslist’s Boston site to have the fourth-largest number of ivory or related wildlife products listed for sale, among major U.S. cities?

Massachusetts legislators are considering a bill that would ban the trade of ivory and rhino horn in Massachusetts, clamping down on this illegal trade by eliminating the cover of a legal market. Legislators heard testimony on the bill in October. NOW IS THE TIME to ask them to move the bill out of the committee and allow it to move forward in the legislative process.


  • Join us on March 5, 2016 for this important discussion
  • Make a Call to your Representative!

TEAM Boston GMFER – Global March for Elephants and Rhinos – will join Senator Jason Lewis and Activist Tom Lang of Westerhoff Antiques to discuss the elephant and rhino poaching crisis and legislation to ban ivory in the Commonwealth.  This program will include a showing of “When Giants Fall” after a live presentation about the ivory ban bill, why it must be passed, and what that will do to help national efforts to ban ivory, as well as how Massachusetts citizens can help.

GMFER is a grassroots all-volunteer organization that works on behalf of earth’s last elephants and rhinos. We are a dedicated group of advocates, lobbying strategically to promote local and global awareness about the elephant and rhino crises, calling for governments to take immediate action to end poaching in range nations, and demanding an end to the ivory and rhino horn trade locally, nationally and internationally.

Another way to help elephants and rhinos is by joining the Boston March on September 24, 2016. Learn more by visiting: http://www.march4elephantsandrhinos.org/

For more information, watch these short videos about the State of Elephants made by people from the GMFER:



Hope to see you at the Walden Forum!