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Ivory stockpiles destroyed

November 23, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Tragically, 100 African elephants are slaughtered every day for their ivory tusks – to be made into trinkets. If current poaching rates persists, this magnificent animal will be gone forever within 20 years. 

Hong Kong is both a significant ivory consumption market and an international hub for trade in ivory. This year alone, the government has seized tons of ivory confiscated from illegal shipments.

Now they need to take the next step in ending the trade once and for all. Join us today in urging the Hong Kong government to destroy its stockpile of ivory!

In a historic move last week, the United States upheld its commitment to end the trade, and the federal government destroyed almost six tons of its ivory stockpile, an equivalent to 2,000 poached elephants.

Now it’s Hong Kong’s turn. Destroying Hong Kong’s ivory stockpile would be an important step in taking action to end the African elephant poaching crisis—and highlight the plight of the tens of thousands of elephants killed each year to fuel this cruel trade.

Let the Hong Kong government know that they have a chance to take action to help save African elephants.

 

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