Schwarzenegger stars in campaign to save African elephants

Top 10 Arnold Schwarzenegger Quotes

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Terminator is campaigning to save African elephants from poachers.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is featured in a new video in which he brandishes a tusk and appeals for an end to the slaughter of elephants. The video, which was released Friday, then shows the tusk being wired with explosives and blown up.

The action star of the "Terminator" series says in the video: "Let's get rid of the demand once and for all."

See Arnold Schwarzenegger during his time as the governor of California:

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Austrian-born California gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger throws t-shirts after addressing the crowd at the California Republican Party Convention in Los Angeles September 13, 2003. Recent polls indicated that Schwarzenegger runs second in the vote for the October 7vote, which asks Californians to vote for or against the recall of Democratic Gov. Gray Davis, and, if for the recall, then to vote for a new governor. AFP PHOTO / HECTOR MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
RIVERSIDE, CA - SEPTEMBER 4: California gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger makes a campaign appearance September 4, 2003 in Riverside, California. A day after Schwarzenegger was a no-show at a political debate featuring Gov. Gray Davis, and five of the top candidates in the race to replace Davis, the movie star urged supporters to get out the vote in the October 7 recall election. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
A man holds banners asking actor Arnold Scharzenegger not to run for Governor of California in front of the Mann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood 02 July 2003. The movement called 'Anybody but Arnold for Governor' was launched by a group of fans during the opening of the movie 'Terminator 3'. AFP PHOTO/HECTOR MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 7: Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger holds the papers he pulled at the Los Angeles County Registar's office to enter the race to unseat current democratic Governor Gray Davis in the October 7 recall election on August 7, 2003 in Norwalk, California. Schwarzenegger announced his run for governor August 6 on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
A man holds banners asking actor Arnold Scharzenegger not to run for Governor of California in front of the Mann's Chinese Theater in Hollywood 02 July 2003. The movement called 'Anybody but Arnold for Governor' was launched by a group of fans during the opening of the movie 'Terminator 3'. AFP PHOTO / HECTOR MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
LONG BEACH, CA - SEPTEMBER 3: Gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) rallies before California State University, Long Beach students September 3, 2003 in Long Beach, California. A supporter's sign (L) opposes Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante for governor. Schwarzenegger attended this event instead of participating in today's gubernatorial candidate debate in Walnut Creek, California. Schwarzenegger is expected to skip all gubernatorial candidate debates, except for one, which is scheduled for September 17 in Sacramento. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
DANA POINT, CA, SEPTEMBER 5: California gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger addresses a meeting of the California Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors on September 5, 2003 in Dana Point, California. Schwarzenegger is campaigning to unseat current Gov. Gray Davis, who was re-elected last November, in the October 7 recall election. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Supporters of California gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger wait for him to address the crowd during a rally at the California Republican Party Convention in Los Angeles September 13, 2003. Recent polls indicated that Schwarzenegger runs second in the vote for the October 7 vote, which asks Californians to vote for or against the recall of Democratic Governor Gray Davis, and, if for the recall, then to vote for a new governor. AFP PHOTO / HECTOR MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 16: California gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger (C) gestures as he speaks with immigrants at his 'Ask Arnold Town Hall' meeting for immigrants only at the Hollenbeck Youth Center September 16, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. A ruling by a federal appeals panel September 15 could delay the special October 7 recall election until March 2004 because voters in Los Angeles and five other counties would be using error-prone punch card machines that are still months from being phased out. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Austrian-born California gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger delivers a speech during a lunch at the California Republican Party Convention in Los Angeles September 13, 2003. Schwarzenegger asked republicans to unite behind him to fight the Davis-Bustamante campaign on the recall election. Recent polls indicated that Schwarzenegger runs second in the vote for the October 7 vote, which asks Californians to vote for or against the recall of Democratic Governor Gray Davis, and, if for the recall, then to vote for a new governor. AFP PHOTO / HECTOR MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 16: California gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger (L) gestures as he speaks with immigrants at his 'Ask Arnold Town Hall' meeting for immigrants only at the Hollenbeck Youth Center September 16, 2003 in Los Angeles, California. A ruling by a federal appeals panel September 15 could delay the special October 7 recall election until March 2004 because voters in Los Angeles and five other counties would be using error-prone punch card machines that are still months from being phased out. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 07: California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger celebrates his victory over Democrat Treasurer Phil Angelides on Election Night on November 7, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Eric Washburn runs along the campus of California State University Sacramento carry a sign supporting Arnold Schwarzenegger. (Photo by Steve Grayson/WireImage)
SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 26: Rep. Darrell Issa gestures as he announces his endorsement for California gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger (L) on September 26, 2003 in Santa Monica, California. Rep. Issa spent $1.7 million bankrolling the California Gov. Gray Davis recall effort and later dropped out of the race for governor. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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The video was made on behalf of the Wildlife Conservation Society, a group based at New York's Bronx Zoo.

The group says the Los Angeles Zoo donated the tusk that was blown up on the video. It says eight countries have publicly destroyed more than 42 tons of illegal ivory this year.

Also see these talented elephants who are trained to fight fires:

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