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Animals  (tags: elephants, Africa, ivory, China, shopping, protection, animalwelfare, wildlife, endangered )

- 1799 days ago -
In yet another bust this year, Dubai customs authorities seized 259 elephant tusks on May 1. This seizure pushes the total over 5 tonnes of captured contraband ivory so far in 2013, illustrating the growing urgency to protect Africa's remaining elephants.

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Kit B (276)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 7:52 am

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Frans B (582)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 8:00 am
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Goal: 50,000 Progress: 10,641

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Tuesday June 18, 2013, 8:02 am
Already signed - thank you Nancy

Ingrid A (524)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 8:03 am
Me too.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 9:05 am
Prev signed-noted-thx

Sue H (7)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 9:25 am
Thanks for keeping this visible for signatures.

Alan L (91)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 9:35 am
Previously signed as well, but noted and thanks for keeping it where it can be seen.

Danuta W (1249)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 3:16 am

Ljiljana M (115)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 9:57 am
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& Noted & Thanks for posting Nancy.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 8:25 pm
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Danny M (83)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 6:31 am
Signed. Thank you, Nancy!

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Thursday June 20, 2013, 7:09 am

Leslene D (84)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 7:25 am
Noted and signed.

Aaron Bouchard (158)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 7:52 am
Signed and noted thanks

Isa V (44)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 8:47 am
Thanks! I have already signed it, but the international cargo trafic has loopholes that can be filled with elephant tusks. The Chinese do not realize the effect their demand of ivory is killing elephants, they are already endangered, and poached with the assistance of park rangers. We have not enough elephants for that any more, and the Chinese should find a substitute for ivory asap. Why not use ordinary bone? When carved and polished, there is only a slight difference of color. The use of ivory in China dates back to the days of the emperors, when all their utensils were made from ivory and also gilded. Then the upper classes startd to imitate the royal use of ivory and today the most sacred religious objects are made of Ivory. Normally, when a raw material is running out in the nature, humans make inventions to create the next best thing. But not the Chinese, they still want their ivory, just like the Thailand temples. We have already lost too many animal species to extinction in our time, and are about lose many more, if the "need" of ivory does not stop. What would Africa be without elephants? They belong to the African landscape, and they do just the right amount of damage in the nature to help it regenerate. Elephants must be protected more strictly than today, and the park rangers must be replaced to real animal protectors, who blow a whistle on poachers. The Asian elephant is practically vulnerable, and a the international community is keeping its eyes on that species, the only source of ivory is Africa. The united nations would do well to proclaim Ivory as a contraband and an illegal matter for import or export. The human greed has no bounds, and I only hope we are not too late to protect the African elephant.

Lydia W (181)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 9:51 am
Signed and shared, thank you.

Gabriele R (26)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 11:37 am
Signed and noted

June M (139)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 12:19 pm
Thank You for Signing

Goal: 50,000 Progress: 23,005

Ilona V (0)
Friday June 21, 2013, 2:30 pm
Thanks. Noted already signed.

Carol H (229)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 4:37 am
signed and noted

. (0)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 8:59 am
gladly signed

P A (117)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 9:48 am
Signed - green stars Nancy and Isa - thanks!

. (0)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 12:06 pm
Signed and Noted.

Lois J (63)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 5:32 pm
Signed. Noted. Thanks, Nancy.

Debbie H (115)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 6:39 pm

Jun 23, 2013 Debbie Johnson
Regardless of whether or not you value the lives of these animals beyond whatever "medicinal" properties you may believe they posess, you have created a fast-growing monster through this ivory trade in the form of organised crime.It's your conscience.

Genoveva M M (328)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 11:44 pm
Thanks dear Nancy.
Signed, noted and shared.

Teresa Cowley (274)
Monday June 24, 2013, 2:59 am
Signed and shared on fb--thanks Nancy.

Helen P (39)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 12:41 am

Sara P (57)
Wednesday June 26, 2013, 10:48 am
Done, thanks Nancy.

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 27, 2013, 12:13 am
thank you ☺

Tuesday July 2, 2013, 6:05 am

Susanne R (235)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 11:03 pm
Signed and noted!

Teresa W (782)
Tuesday August 13, 2013, 1:27 am
I've just posted it again and Care2 somehow accepted it. I hope more people will sign it.
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