CONFUSING LAWS ABOUT THE IVORY BAN & CONTINUED DEMAND FOR IVORY CONTRIBUTE TO THE ILLEGAL IVORY TRADE AND IT'S KILLING OFF OUR ELEPHANTS AT ALARMING RATES
"In the last 30 years, the African elephant population has
declined to about 35 percent of its original numbers."
Conservation Biologist, University of Washington
DEMAND FOR IVORY DRIVES THE ILLEGAL TRADE
Pictured below is confiscated ivory (top left corner), museum tusks (world record size), ivory scraps (lower right hand corner), cherished "legally" owned ivory tusks on the right, and various other specimens of ivory. They all have one thing in common: dead elephants. The only sure way to end the supply of ivory is stop the demand. Stop buying ANY ivory. You could be contributing to the demand for ivory without even knowing it. READ MORE
THE IVORY BAN IS A MAZE NO ONE KNOWS HOW TO NAVIGATE
"A confusing array of restrictions, bans and occasional legal mass sales make tracking and finding illegal ivory – made from the tusks of elephants slaughtered in spite of bans enacted decades ago — a challenge for the best of sleuths," writes Melissa Seagrest for Green Right Now. READ MORE
Animal Rights & Welfare
Posts by Betsy Seeton
"The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created
The source of the quote is Walker's preface to Marjorie Spiegel's 1988 book, "The Dreaded Comparison" . Her next sentence was, "This is the gist of Ms. Spiegel's cogent, humane and astute argument, and it is sound."