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 study 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.  
Bearder said:

"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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