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Keep the Ban on Elephant Ivory ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

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- 2004 days ago -
There has been a global ban on ivory since 1989, but a new proposal from CITES (Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species), proposes to make legal the ivory trade again as a way to combat the increase of poaching of the African elephant

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Teresa W (782)
Friday July 27, 2012, 5:40 am
Teresa, You signed on July 27, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
John M. Sellar, Chief of Enforcement Support in the CITES Secretariat, International Consortium on Combating Wildlife Crime, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

. (0)
Friday July 27, 2012, 5:59 am
Whilst I can see some logic in this proposal I think that the potential risks far outweigh any gains.

Constance F (418)
Friday July 27, 2012, 6:32 am
Yes ! thank you

DP S. (3)
Friday July 27, 2012, 7:01 am
It may actually be better overall to allow trade in ivory that is regulated, and managed, considering that there will always be a demand. By channeling supply-demand through conservationists, there can be a supply as a result of natural death, rather than unmonitored illegal hunting. Banning only increase the demand. From what I've seen in SA it would be best to create a healthy market that is well managed by conservationists and game parks rather than an outright ban. Natural death should provide an ample supply for a healthy legal trade of ivory.

Elle B (84)
Friday July 27, 2012, 7:01 am
Signed~Thank-you Cher. This is born of the same stupid mindsets that just keep on giving more collective illusional nonsense. Number and dumber to the point of brain dead. . .

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pam w (139)
Friday July 27, 2012, 8:55 am
I agree with DP S.....and I'll ad this...elephants are causing great ecological damage in parts of Africa where they're protected. A certain number are "culled" every year. Their ivory could be sold, too.

Carol H (229)
Friday July 27, 2012, 9:56 am
signed and noted

. (0)
Friday July 27, 2012, 10:11 am
signed..thank you

Rock H (254)
Friday July 27, 2012, 10:57 am
Signed and noted. Thanks Cher!

Regina P (67)
Friday July 27, 2012, 11:05 am

aj E (164)
Friday July 27, 2012, 11:33 am

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Friday July 27, 2012, 12:06 pm
Noted & Signed. Thanks Cher.

. (1)
Friday July 27, 2012, 1:21 pm
Noted and signed. Thank you Cher.

Carole K (195)
Friday July 27, 2012, 1:35 pm
Noted & signed. TY, Cher!

Lisa AWAY Neste (206)
Friday July 27, 2012, 4:27 pm
Signed & shared on FB, thanks!

Alison A (244)
Friday July 27, 2012, 5:13 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.

James W (262)
Friday July 27, 2012, 7:35 pm
Done & Gone

Laudia Price (0)
Friday July 27, 2012, 8:16 pm
signed horrible

Bette M (91)
Friday July 27, 2012, 8:23 pm
S & N......

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Erin R (181)
Friday July 27, 2012, 9:24 pm

Amy E (66)
Friday July 27, 2012, 10:18 pm

Danuta W (1248)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 12:45 am

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 2:17 am
Noted and signed.

Raiin B (72)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 2:19 am

lori c (29)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 3:18 am
signed, will do more harm than good

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 4:36 am
Signed and noted.

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 5:02 am

. (0)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 6:47 am
#529 happy to signed - thx u so much Cher

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 7:07 am

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 9:20 am
Signed! TY Cher

Michela M (3964)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 9:56 am


Donna Hamilton (159)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 2:39 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks.

Eternal Gardener (745)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 6:47 pm

naomi cohen (55)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 8:37 pm
signed, noted, thank you.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 1:41 am
Signed,TY Cher.

Patricia Cannell (852)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 7:56 am
Noted and signed. Thanks!

Yvonne F (180)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 8:07 am
Noted! Already signed! Thanks for posting this!!!

Waltraud U (82)
Sunday July 29, 2012, 9:59 am
done ty

Barbara Erdman (63)
Monday July 30, 2012, 11:45 am
Noted and signed Cher :-0 Thanx

Sara Williams (8)
Monday July 30, 2012, 10:54 pm

Yulan Lawson (156)
Saturday December 1, 2012, 6:04 pm
Noted and signed.
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