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David Beckham joins Prince William to stop animal poaching

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Wills and Becks, united for wildlife

Prince William has plenty of famous friends to help him in his quest to stop animal poaching, and David Beckham is on board.

Prince William has long shown his passion for protecting animals from poaching, and he is getting some very famous friends to lend their names to the cause. David Beckham is the latest to help support Prince William's organization United for Wildlife.

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On Monday, the prince and the soccer player launched a new campaign called #WhoseSideAreYouOn.

"Our plea is this: Join us and help stop illegal poaching," the prince said.

William and Beckham teamed up back in February to create a video for the same cause.

"Sadly, all the wild rhinos in the world can [fit into the stadium] with room to spare," William said in the PSA. "Together, we can save our wild rhinos. When the buying stops, the killing can too."

Joining Beckham to help the cause is tennis player Andy Murray and race car driver Lewis Hamilton. William's brother Prince Harry is already a supporter of the organization.

Prince William has been making some significant progress with United for Wildlife. According to People, in September, he announced he was creating a global alliance of seven conservation organizations, and in February, he released a list of ideas to help protect the animals and reduce demand for ivory and other animal-related products. The prince's latest campaign is to increase awareness for the organization.

"Illegal wildlife trade thrives because it is hidden. We wanted to find a way to show the world what was happening," William said.

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The organization posted photos of the event on Twitter on Monday.

"Our generation and the younger generation can really, really make a difference, and we need to do it now," Beckham said.

United for Wildlife later posted the video for the new campaign on Twitter. Watch it here.

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