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Illegal Ivory Openly on Sale in Chinese Cities

Animals  (tags: animals, politics, animalwelfare, wildlife, ivory trade, elephants, wildanimals, protection, suffering, humans, society )

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Activists question allowing China to participate in ivory trade, with estimates that as much as 90 per cent of retail items in the country are illegal

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Thursday August 18, 2011, 4:43 am
The Chinese government unless in a posturing performance where money may be made, do not give a damn for any wildlife or environmental issues - no surprises here. However about 4 years ago I saw elephant tusks for sale openly at a London street market. I took photographs and sent a report to the Metropolitan Police and to Cites. Nothing happened for 6 weeks until I received an email from Cites telling me that the "Tusks were no longer on sale at that market and the named trader was absent" - big surprise after 6 weeks! The letter or email response from the police never arrived indicating that the British Authorities have much in common with their Chinese counterparts.

Cheree M (46)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 4:51 am
Sadly Noted, TY

Teresa W (782)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 4:56 am

Cristina M (137)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 5:07 am
Of course, nothing different is expected from the Chinese. Their disregard for the environment has no parallel in the world. As long as there's a demans we'll see wildlife diappear for the pleasure of a few imbeciles who want to smear themselves in bear bile and make horrible statues with ivory. Disgusting!

Cheryl B (64)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 5:23 am

T. A. H (39)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 8:10 am
We must DEMAND the Chines ban these atrocities. Best count is there are 3,200 tigers left in the wild. Why, because Chinese men think tiger parts (Charlie Sheen?) make them virile. The rest of the world banned ivory in the 1970's -- there is NO EXCUSE for allowing this trade to continue.

IE Ries (237)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 10:56 am

Oh, what a surprise this is (insert sarcasm here)!

Said it before, will say it again: Until humans give up the stupid, selfish and destructive notion they should *have* everything they *want*, the rest of the world is in genuine peril. These Chinese could care less about what happens tomorrow, so long as they get what they want today...and there are too many humans on the planet for this attitude to continue. African nations should gang up and sue China in the world court for failing to enforce international trade bans which DIRECTLY result in endangered wildlife slaughtering in African nations, thus impacting the species and African tourism.

Yes, China, you ARE responsible for EVERYTHING you do.

Kenneth L (314)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 12:22 pm
China seems to be really nutty regarding animals. Shark fin soup, ivory, cat and dog fur farms, cat and dog meat, bear bile farms, other endangered species used for 'medicinal' purposes...
Makes them look real degraded in the eyes of the rest of the world.

Rhonda Maness (580)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 1:38 pm
Thanks Cal

Robyn M (123)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 2:31 pm
The Chinese feel they can get away with anthing...and seem too!!! This saddens my heart, and makes me wonder just when elephants will cease to exist.

Marie G (0)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 2:32 pm
There can be no case for ANY trade in this ivory or ANY animal parts. It simply MUST BE STOPPED NOW. We cannot tolerate this blatant trade by the Chinese. WHO IS GOING TO GET IT STOPPED? AND WHEN? Once the Chinese have used up all the ivory, tiger parts, tiger bones, cat and dog and other animal fur in the world, what will be left for them to exploit?

Kelli Em (0)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 2:49 pm

O O (0)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 3:07 pm
This is so disgusting and heart wretching to see all these tusks that had once belonged to a living innocent animal that was slaughterd in the most horrific way and for what reason????? GREED AND MONEY! These killings are going to ruin it for all of us because all these animals will be extinct soon. STOP THE KILLING NOW!

michelle t (41)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 3:07 pm
Cinas treatment of animals is barbaric.The whole world needs to buycott them

Rosie Lopez (73)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 3:30 pm
so sickening!!!

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 5:13 pm
I don't swear online. The Chinese are willing to kill anything that moves. GW Bush put us in debt to China to have a war that has nothing to do with 9/11. It's like selling us to Hitler.

Andrea Connelly (94)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 6:10 pm
A sick "culture". Want to have nothing to do with them, accept for saving the animals.
Buddhism, Shintoism. both lost, Communism (disguised capitalism) won, and that to the detriment of humans and animals alike.
China not on my vacation destination at all, this country is a disgrace to the World.

Andrea Connelly (94)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 7:13 pm
chinese greed seems to have no limits. i cannot respect a society that goes along with the atrocities against
animals and humans. it is not just the chinese government, but the chinese people who are responsible for
these barbaric acts. i am disgusted with this regime and its' people. wake up chinese people, you are
becoming wildly despised for your acts against animals, the environment, and your immoral conduct in business.
i refuse to buy anything made or grown in china. mind you, the chinese are wily and corrupt enough to mislabel all their products sold to the rest of us. the whole nation is indoctrinated and sick and is lacking
in morals (apologies to chinese human rights activits and other progressives), but they are a tiny minority
among the sheeple

Ralph F (67)
Thursday August 18, 2011, 10:29 pm
Why am I not surprised by this? China needs to clean up this mess.

Belinda B (7)
Friday August 19, 2011, 11:44 pm
anyone caught with ivoy should be jailed and have all assets seizured as profits of crime.

MmAway M (506)
Sunday August 21, 2011, 9:45 pm
#!#! is there NO end to this sad story!!??? Falling tears Cal! Thanks, but didn't get to the news at site..

POACH THE POACHERS, and I would adore shooting them with my shotgun!

Peter Combs (0)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 9:30 am
You can find it all on Ebay.....
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