Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Tell the EU to ban the ivory trade – NOW! - Rainforest Rescue

Tell the EU to ban the ivory trade – NOW! - Rainforest Rescue
Poached elephant in Virunga National ParkWARNING - GRAPHIC heartbreaking, disturbing & the reality for elephants - We must end the killing - The sale, the import and export of existing ivory stock is legal in Europe making it relatively simple for organized criminals to use the trade to launder illegal ivory from poached elephants. Ivory is openly available for sale in the EU at auctions, in antique shops and online. Some EU companies are even specialized in purchasing and exporting ivory to Asia: more than seven tons of ivory and over 12,000 ivory carvings were exported to Hong Kong alone over the last two years.

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