Although importing ivory to the U.S. has banned since the 1989 moratorium, there is a legal exception; sport-hunted trophies.
The legal loophole permits Americans to shoot elephants and import the ivory into the USA.
And it isn’t just the ivory. Safari hunters bring back elehant hide and the leather makes belts, ladies purses & gun cases.
Stoles are made from the feet,- and elephant ears are used to paint maps of Africa.
In the 1930s and 1940s, there were as many as five million African elephants on Earth.
Now populations have dwindled to between less than 500,000.
Given the current elephant poaching in Africa, we ask for a complete ban on all elephant products, under all circumstances.
Close the loophole that allows all ivory import into the United States.
United States International Trade Commission
500 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 20436
Sign this petition …
to ban all ivory imports to the United States
This article was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 23 August 2020. Lead Image Source : Craig Morrison/Shutterstock.
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