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Hillary Clinton used Oscar de la Renta's fashion show to help stop elephant poaching

At Oscar de la Renta's runway show at New York Fashion Week on Tuesday, guests discovered more than the designer's spring collection. The attendees' seats bore Wild Republic stuffed elephants with information about elephant poaching.

Attached to the elephants, which were provided by de la Renta, were letters signed by Hillary and Chelsea Clinton that encouraged the guests to help the Wildlife Conservation Society, The Nature Conservancy, and Conservation International spread the word about saving elephants by using the hashtag #SaveElephants. The letter said that "96 elephants are killed daily by poachers who smuggle tusks to the global black market for use in luxury goods and trinkets," so stopping poachers is vital.

And if you're wondering about the (other) elephant in the room, Women's Wear Daily was sure to note that "the not-so-subtle irony of one of the country's leading Democrats giving away hundreds of elephants was not lost on the crowd."