VIDEO: Russian Instagram Star slammed for posing nude atop endangered elephant in lewd photoshoot

Photo: @kafelnikova_a/Newsflash Via The Sun
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A Russian Instagram influencer has obtained backlash for posing nude on prime of an endangered elephant whereas capturing a video to be posted on her Instagram web page of 536,000 followers.

Alesya Kafelnikova, 22, posted the quick video to Instagram on February 13, exhibiting herself nude on prime a Sumatran elephant, based on The Sun.

“Poor elephant. Aren’t you ashamed to lie naked on an elephant? This is a living creature. Money overshadows everything,” one Instagram follower stated.

Another referred to as the photoshoot a “violation” in opposition to the animal.

In the quick Instagram video, the critically endangered animal is seen wagging its tail and shaking its ears as Kafelnikova lay nude on its again.

A charity group informed The Sun that the Russian mannequin’s use of the elephant in her picture shoot was a “tragic trivialization.”

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“Yet another tragic trivialization of the majestic Asian elephant when the species is fighting for its very existence against brutal abuse in tourism and human ‘entertainment,’” the charity Save the Asian Elephants informed The Sun.

“Save The Asian Elephants stands for a ban by law on the advertising and sale of unethical venues where these special creatures are commercialized with beating, stabbing and every kind of torture to break them for easy commercial exploitation – genuine sanctuaries only.”

According to The Daily Star, the Sumatran elephant is just not native to Bali, the place she at present lives. Some elephants in Asia are saved captive to serve the area’s tourism business.

In 2012, the Sumatran elephant was designated a “critically endangered” species by the WWF.

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Sumatran elephants feed on a wide range of crops and deposit seeds wherever they go, contributing to a wholesome forest ecosystem,WWF acknowledged on their web site. They additionally share their lush forest habitat with a number of different endangered species, such because the Sumatran rhino, tiger, and orangutan, and numerous different species that each one profit from an elephant inhabitants that thrives in a wholesome habitat.

A 2017 report from National Geographic revealed that Sumatran elephants and different endangered species in the area’s rain forest have seen swaths of their livable habitat destroyed by the palm oil business.

“While the exact population of Sumatran elephants is unknown, they likely number only between 700 and 1,000, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, an environmental network of government and civil society organizations that sets the conservation status of species,” National Geographic wrote in 2017.

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The journal reported the inhabitants of the species is estimated to have shrunk by 70% over the previous decade as a result of habitat loss.

Kafelnikova, the daughter of the previous tennis champion and world primary Yevgeny Kafelnikov,  has been on information earlier than for controversy previous to the elephant picture shoot.

Credit: @kafelnikova_a Via The Sun

She is quoted in a January 2020 Daily Mail article about fellow mannequin Ksenia Puntus, 21, who reportedly suffered extreme accidents after falling out a third-floor window at a constructing in Moscow the place her boyfriend lived.

Puntus was left with a number of accidents as a result of Kafelnikova’s alleged foul play, based on the report.

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