Fantastic Beasts Foundation Launches “Erumpent Rescue” Campaign

 

Time once again for every wizard, witch, Muggle, and No-Maj to join together and help animals that cannot help themselves. The Fantastic Beasts Foundation, in partnership with Saving the Survivors and Action for Rhinos, has just launched a new campaign, Erumpent Rescue,  to help save rhinoceroses in South Africa from poaching, and we all can help.

For this campaign, new and veteran members of the foundation will be asked to send a [H]owler, a letter written in conjunction with Action for Rhinos, which will be sent to the Environment Minister of South Africa, Edna Molewa. The [H]owler implores her to do all that she can to protect the remaining rhinos in the wild.

To sign the Howler, click here to go directly to the “Erumpent Rescue” page of the Foundation’s website, scroll down, and click on the “Send A Howler” button. As a thank you, you’ll be entered into a drawing, no awkward mating dance required!

Anyone who submits their first and last name and email address through the Erumpent Campaign website form between 8/18/2017 at 12:01:00 PT and 9/22/17 at 11:59:59 PT will be entered to win one (1) of the below prizes:

-One (1) of one (1) Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Screenplay signed by MinaLima
-One (1) of three (3) Seamus Finnigan wands signed by Devon Murray

You can also help by purchasing a campaign T-shirt with the Erumpent Rescue logo here. All proceeds will go to Saving the Survivors and will help fund the veterinarians who treat rhinos that have been attacked by poachers.

 

Press Release
The Fantastic Beasts Foundation Launches Erumpent Rescue Campaign

Harry Potter Animal Rights Group Begins Campaign to Save Rhinos from Poaching

Los Angeles, CA—The Fantastic Beasts Foundation is excited to announce the commencement of their first campaign after rebranding, entitled “Erumpent Rescue.” Starting August 18th, 2017, the organization will partner with Saving the Survivors and Action for Rhinos in an effort to activate the Harry Potter fan community to save the magnificent rhinoceroses of South Africa.

The erumpent, a magical creature made known to the muggle world in the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, is a medium-sized creature (although large by muggle standards) that has a thick, rope-like tail, thick, grey skin, and a sharp horn on its nose. If one thinks this sounds a lot like a description of a rhinoceros, one wouldn’t be far off. The similarities between the erumpent and the rhino are uncanny. In fact, in Harry Potter lore, it is said that erumpents have been mistaken for rhinos from a distance. Sadly, like erumpents, rhinos continue to be poached for their horns in drastic numbers, and in the past decade, 3 species of rhino have gone extinct due to this problem.

For this campaign, new and veteran members of the foundation will be asked to send a howler, a letter written in conjunction with Action for Rhinos, which will be sent to the Environment Minister of South Africa, Edna Molewa. The howler implores her to do all that she can to protect the remaining rhinos in the wild. “Fans of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World don’t need to perform an awkward mating dance like Newt Scamander to help erumpents and rhinos,” says Fantastic Beasts Foundation executive director, Tylor Starr. “Edna has the power to save countless of endangered rhinos, and we urge her to do what is right.” Anyone who signs the howler to Ms. Molewa will be entered into a drawing to win some fantastic rewards: a “Fantastic Beasts” screenplay signed by MinaLima, and a Seamus Finnigan wand signed by Seamus himself, actor Devon Murray.

Fans will also have the option of buying an exclusive campaign t-shirt, with all proceeds going to Saving the Survivors. Alternatively, members can donate directly to Saving the Survivors and Action for Rhinos. And, throughout the duration of the campaign, the Fantastic Beasts Foundation will send action alerts to all members on its roster so that fans can take actions to save rhinos even after signing the howler.

For more information, please visit ErumpentRescue.com