Rock guitarist Slash writes pro-elephant song

This music video says about itself:

Slash – Beneath the Savage Sun

7 May 2015

DONATE NOW: – Iconic rock guitarist Slash and singer Myles Kennedy composed this song to help IFAW stop the needless slaughter of elephants for their ivory tusks and raise awareness of the global elephant crisis. Proceeds of the sale of the digital downloads of this song will go to IFAW to directly help in the fight to stop the killing of elephants and stop the trade and demand for ivory.

From Wildlife Extra:

Rock guitarist SLASH writes song for the elephants

Rock guitarist and songwriter, SLASH has released a song and video called Beneath The Savage Sun to raise awareness of the slaughter of elephants.

British-born SLASH, who until the age of five lived in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, has partnered with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to draw attention to the widespread poaching of elephants.

While on tour in South Africa, SLASH and the lead singer of his band, Myles Kennedy, witnessed the elephant crisis first-hand and felt they had to act. Together, they wrote the song from the perspective of an elephant whose family has been wiped out and is a highlight on the SLASH Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators group’s current album ‘World On Fire’.

“An elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory and the result is the elephant population has declined 95% in the past century,” explains SLASH. “Seeing that these majestic animals are on the path to extinction, possibly within the next decade, we wrote ‘Beneath The Savage Sun’ and partnered with IFAW. Donate to IFAW’s work to take action and protect elephants.”

IFAW’s CEO, Azzedine Downes, expressed gratitude to SLASH and Myles Kennedy for calling attention to the current elephant poaching crisis. “To save elephants from this senseless slaughter, we need everyone to stand up and demand stronger protection and we need to help fund action on the ground in Africa and Asia. We are grateful to Slash, Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators for reaching out to their fans to share this important message.”

For more information about the song, the work of IFAW and to help with a donation click here.

6 thoughts on “Rock guitarist Slash writes pro-elephant song

  1. I have a thing for elephants. They are my favorite creatures, and I often say that when I am galactic emperor, they will have their own planet and it will be a no-go zone until the elephants independently develop the warp drive.

    I can’t wait to listen to this, and glad Slash is doing it since he is one of my favorite guitarists.


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