What's not to love about "Big Al"? This beloved mascot is a cornerstone at the capstone. Football games, basketball games, tailgates, and gymnastic meets just wouldn't be the same without Big Al! The University of Alabama is the only major public university with an elephant as a mascot. Not just any elephant, an African elephant. What's the difference? Why is this important? 96 African elephants are killed a day, mostly for their tusks. Both male and female African elephants have tusks, which mean when females are killed, they can leave behind a baby. Without support, the baby can be lost as well as the parent.
#FortheloveofAl is a social media campaign to raise awareness to the killing of this great creature and build a voice in support of the end to ivory trade and the senseless killings.
We will feed these post into a page that shows the world, we love elephants, especially our mascot - Big Al
To spread the news and show your support:
1. Post a photo with Big Al on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram or Google+
2. Use the hashtag #FortheLoveofAl and tag Tide for Tusks.