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China Just Banned Ivory Sales, And That’s Massive Step For The Protection Of Elephants Around The World
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China Just Banned Ivory Sales, And That’s Massive Step For The Protection Of Elephants Around The World

By the end of 2017, all ivory trade in China will be banned, as per Chinese government’s new rule.  Aili Kang, Asia Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society, wrote: “This is great news that will shut down the world’s largest market for elephant ivory. I am very proud of my country for showing this leadership that will help ensure that elephants have a fighting chance to beat extinction.”

As of today, 20,000 to 30,000 elephants are killed for poaching purposes each year. The savannah elephant population has decreased by 30% in the last 7 years, and now there are less than 400,000 wild elephants in Africa. The ivory usually ends up being sold in Asia, with China being the leading consumer. Therefore, the Chinese ban on the ivory sales is a truly significant move for the world’s elephant population.

More info: State Council China (h/t: buzzfeed)

By the end of 2017, all ivory trade in China will be banned

“This is great news that will shut down the world’s largest market for elephant ivory”

“I am very proud of my country…that will help ensure that elephants have a fighting chance to beat extinction”

As of today, 20,000 to 30,000 elephants are killed for poaching purposes each year

The savannah elephant population has decreased by 30% in the last 7 years

Now there are less than 400,000 wild elephants in Africa

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Meredith
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5 years ago

Truly a big step in the right direction. Thank you so much to the people who established and enforce this law!

Evelyn Pantel
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5 years ago

70+% of all Chinese are completely unaware of life beyond theirs. It is that confined and backwards of a country in ALL but the big cities. They are the singular most barbaric toward treatment of animals than any other culture. They literally qualify for 'primitive.' I've traveled around the world multiple times - starting in '76 - and have visited China and it's territories five times. The cruelty to animals I have personally witnessed is unable to be expressed in a believable way - it is beyond Westernized minds conception.

Brigitte
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5 years ago

I'm with you. As I said in the post above, I still hate China. Banning ivory sales is a nice thing to do but just a drop in the ocean. They can't fool us into thinking they're good to animals now when it it the exact opposite - they're the worst offenders.

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Kirsty Lukas
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5 years ago

A step in the right direction! This is so good.

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Meredith
Community Member
5 years ago

Truly a big step in the right direction. Thank you so much to the people who established and enforce this law!

Evelyn Pantel
Community Member
5 years ago

70+% of all Chinese are completely unaware of life beyond theirs. It is that confined and backwards of a country in ALL but the big cities. They are the singular most barbaric toward treatment of animals than any other culture. They literally qualify for 'primitive.' I've traveled around the world multiple times - starting in '76 - and have visited China and it's territories five times. The cruelty to animals I have personally witnessed is unable to be expressed in a believable way - it is beyond Westernized minds conception.

Brigitte
Community Member
5 years ago

I'm with you. As I said in the post above, I still hate China. Banning ivory sales is a nice thing to do but just a drop in the ocean. They can't fool us into thinking they're good to animals now when it it the exact opposite - they're the worst offenders.

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Kirsty Lukas
Community Member
5 years ago

A step in the right direction! This is so good.

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