START A PETITION 25,136,189 members: the world's largest community for good
START A PETITION
x

100 Tonnes of Ivory Up for Sale


Animals  (tags: elephants, ivory, auction, animals, AnimalWelfare, environment, habitat, protection, wildanimals, wildlife )

Cher
- 2008 days ago - iar.org.uk
More than 100 tonnes of elephant ivory will go to auction in southern Africa in the next two weeks. The UN-backed Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) approved the auctions, which will be the first sale of ivory in nearly a



Select names from your address book   |   Help
   

We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.

Comments

Gorilly Girl (339)
Thursday October 16, 2008, 4:00 pm
Oh this is so not right in evey sense of the word wrong....

Big Gorily Hugs
 

BarbKnight SunshineLady (1608)
Thursday October 16, 2008, 4:03 pm
So sad....won't humanity ever learn? Thnx Cher, sadly noted.
 

FreeSpirit Running (321)
Thursday October 16, 2008, 5:06 pm
Ty Cher. This is not only sad & wrong, but inhumane! It sickens me to no end to hear this. Noted w/sadness in my heart.

Prayers for all of our animals on the planet,
FreeSpiritRunning...
 

Electra Cy (1005)
Thursday October 16, 2008, 5:22 pm
Nooo....! :(
 

. (0)
Thursday October 16, 2008, 5:30 pm
Puke!!! All of these were live animals at one time or other I don't know about them but sure sits me to tears. These precious animals are gone forever and there parts are being sold some for jewlery. If and when I find some I burry it at least its a little bit of it at rest. signed with sadness Thanks Cher C.
 

Pastor Tim Redfern (599)
Thursday October 16, 2008, 9:51 pm
Shame on the UN for allowing the sale!
Ban the sale of ivory worldwide, and
no one will want to kill the elephants.
Take the profit out of it!
Thanks, Cher.
noted.
 

Sharon Sullivan (1)
Thursday October 16, 2008, 10:26 pm
The fact that 100 tonnes of ivory is going to be auctioned is a travesty. Even if the money goes back to elephant conservation, the demand has been answered. is there a petition site for the UN? What kind of policy makers are they?
 

Jeremiah Z. (6)
Thursday October 16, 2008, 11:13 pm
This reminds me a lot of the episode from MacGyver called Black Rhino. They should do like in that episode and destroy the ivory not sell it.
 

Kathy Chadwell (371)
Friday October 17, 2008, 3:17 am
The CITES have justified the auction by revealing that all of the proceeds will be used for elephant conservation projects,



And I have a bridge I'm willing to sell you if you believe this:(
How do we break their addiction to ivory by giving it to them?
Good story Cher, Thank you
 

Echo ELES (264)
Friday October 17, 2008, 9:20 am
Support IFAW. They are the only ones who spoke out against this. Come to Elephant Lovers group to learn more.
 

Echo ELES (264)
Friday October 17, 2008, 9:23 am
And to add NO ZOO, No circus, No other wildlife group stuck their necks out for the elephants. It is really suspicious that NO ZOO spoke out against this! They profit by getting the baby elephants whose families have been killed. Come to
Elephant Lovers Group
to learn more and how you can help.
 

ROBIN M. (312)
Friday October 17, 2008, 10:53 am
ONE DAY MAN WILL HAVE TO PAY FOR HIS INHUMANITY.
 

Jaz Rees (5)
Friday October 17, 2008, 3:59 pm
Robin I hope man wakes up soon from his long slumber and after rubbing the gunk out of 'his' eyes, restore the Globe to its organic state.
 

JOSSIE ROSS (62)
Friday October 17, 2008, 9:03 pm
I CANT BELIEVE DECENT PEOPLE WILL BUY OR ENCOURAGE THIS AUCTION, PEOPLE SHOULD BOYCOTT THIS EVENT, MANY ELEPHANTS WERE KILLED & THIS IS BLOOD $$$$$$$$$ GREAT SHAME ON THE PEOPLE DOING THIS AUCTION & THEY HAVE NO DIGNITY OR HONOR.....ALL SCUM..
 

Maureen S. (35)
Saturday October 18, 2008, 12:40 pm
Totally wrong in every aspect.
 
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story


Loading Noted By...Please Wait

 

 
Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of Care2.com or its affiliates.