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Legal Ivory Trading Severely Undermines Elephant Conservation

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As ideas go, the notion that elephant conservation would in any way be best served by making a legal supply of ivory available was unconvincing from the very start says conservationist Mary Rice

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Christeen A (369)
Monday November 12, 2012, 2:22 am
Please help protect and save the elephants. Say no to ivory. Thank you.

Danuta W (1249)
Monday November 12, 2012, 4:45 am

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Monday November 12, 2012, 5:25 am

Kate A (10)
Monday November 12, 2012, 3:19 pm
N/S, thank u for letting us know

Kat K (54)
Monday November 12, 2012, 3:56 pm
Say NO to ivory~~this is inexcusable behavior to massacre these animals. It is all about GREED. The people who do this are murderers and should be punished as such. HORRIBLE!!!!

John B (185)
Monday November 12, 2012, 8:14 pm
Thanks Cal for the post. The rationale for this idea just doesn't click. Read and noted.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Monday November 12, 2012, 10:47 pm

. (7)
Monday November 12, 2012, 11:13 pm
Outrageous! Noted, thanks.

Frans Badenhorst (582)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 4:35 am
oh it PAINS me to read this and see this...elephants are so special...

Rita White (1)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 7:44 am
noted, thanks

Tuesday November 13, 2012, 11:57 am
There is great irony in the fact that the same people very often who would move heaven and earth to prevent so called “free” adults from freely choosing what chemical they would like to ingest, will happily unleash a orgy of ivory commerce on the few remaining pachyderms that have no power over their own fate. Richard Leakey (with much support from fellow Kenyans) put much energy into helping to make the sale of ivory illegal. It did not stop the killing or the trade as both have often been pretty badly policed (even here in the UK I have seen unworked ivory openly sold under the eyes of the myopic authorities). The worldwide ban did however save the lives of many elephants. The Japanese, the Arabs and the Chinese amongst others (including crooked African leaders) would be delighted with an end to the ban. If it is, they will all make a lot of money very quickly until all the elephants other than a few in zoos will be gone. With a shrug they will move on to help annihilate the next endangered species with some commercial value to them. The answer; shoot on sight policy on poachers, impose heavy jail sentences on those who buy or trade in ivory and the officials aiding and abetting them. We should impose sanctions, penalties and embargoes against those countries like Japan and China among others who turn a blind eye to trade in endangered species and their products. Long term prognosis is that none of these measure will kick in as money/ foreign relationships/brown nosing/ etc. will kick in and soon bye, bye Nellie and company.
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