'It is estimated that 36,000 elephants are killed each year - roughly one every 15 minutes.
If the killing continues at this rate, campaigners say, there could be no elephants left in the wild in 15 years'.
I was fortunate to meet the most beautiful, intelligent and loving elephant named Pang, whilst in Thailand this year. I knew my time with her was truly precious and rare. I remember staring into her deep dark eyes - wondering what she could be thinking.
All I wanted to do was love her with all of my heart. Because so many elephants are treat unfairly and are killed in the most awful and horrific circumstances.
I respect elephants, and will always store a deep love in my heart for Pang and many others like her.