We are thrilled that the White House has called for a commercial ban on ALL ivory imports into the United States. Ivory trade exporting and domestic trade will also be banned with limited exceptions.
Elephants DC opposes the "exception" of antique ivory and lawmakers have said it creates loopholes for illegal trade. We also oppose the slaughter of ANY elephant for so-called sport. Elephants have every right to exist in peace as intelligent, highly evolved, family rooted and loving guardians on earth. We will, moving forward, be addressing with government officials:
1. OUR OPPOSSITION OF ANTIQUE IVORY TRADE AND CALL FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO IMPLEMENT NEW PUBLIC POLICY FOR A COMPLETE TRADE BAN NOW.
White House: "Clarify the Definition of 'Antique': To qualify as an antique, an item must be more than 100 years old and meet other requirements under the Endangered Species Act. The onus will now fall on the importer, exporter, or seller to demonstrate that an item meets these criteria."
eDC: Every piece of ivory, new or old, is from a dead elephant. Let this intelligent species thrive in 2015, shut down ALL ivory trade in the USA including domestic "antique" commerce for future generations of all citizens and for the good of the earth.
2. WE WILL STRONGLY OPPOSE THE KILLING OF ANY WILD ELEPHANT FULL HEARTEDLY.
White House: "Support Limited Sport-hunting of African Elephants: We will limit the number of African elephant sport-hunted trophies that an individual can import to two per hunter per year."
eDC: No elephants should be killed for 'sport' - and that call is part of the dawn of a New Age in which millions of people defend the right to exist of the earth's iconic and irreplaceable species.
Dedicated to elephant well-being & ending the ivory trade world-wide!
1. Never Buy Ivory
2. SUPPORT a COMPLETE IVORY TRADE BAN
3. Never attend roadside circuses where elephants cruelly suffer.
4. Donate to Elephants DC to support our mission to end the ivory trade and advance elephant well-being worldwide!
5. Support The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust in Kenya.
6. Become an Elephant Advocate - You CAN Make A Difference FOR ELEPHANTS