Aberavon & Neath Liberal Democrats
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Legal ivory trade fuelling mindless slaughter of elephants
Catherine Bearder MEP, Chair of the MEPs For Wildlife group reacts to the shocking Avaaz
on ivory released today.
Avaaz, in collaboration with Oxford University, tested 100 pieces of ivory across the EU and found 74% were from elephants killed after the 1947 CITES ban.
"These shocking results show that the supposed 'legal' ivory market is actually driving the mindless slaughter of elephants.
"It is time for all EU countries to introduce a full ivory ban with a limited number of exceptions for exceptional art works."
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