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Looking For Elephant Ivory? Try China
2 years ago

Looking For Elephant Ivory? Try China

 

by Frank Langfitt

Armed with tips from animal welfare activists, I recently went on an ivory hunt with my Chinese assistant, Yang, in an antiques market in Beijing.

Activists say China's growing purchasing power is driving global demand for products from vulnerable animals, everything from elephant ivory to rhino horn.

Two huge stone lions stood sentinel outside the four-story market nestled among a forest of buildings off one of Beijing's beltways. In China, vendors usually accost shoppers and try to lure them into stores.

 

Full article:

http://www.npr.org/2012/03/02/147756651/looking-for-elephant-ivory-try-china

 

 

 

2 years ago

Sad and alarming

Thanks for the article Monika.

2 years ago

Always the same!

2 years ago

confronting

2 years ago

Very sad. Thank you Monika.

2 years ago

Thanx for posting the article Monika :-0

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