Hong Kong’s proposed ivory ban will allow
the city's ivory traders a further five years – in addition to
the 27 they have already had – to sell their ivory stocks. Yet the traders are
still calling for compensation. Meanwhile numerous “fresh” illegal shipments to
Hong Kong have been intercepted in recent years, the largest to date in July 2017
was over seven tons. Giving ANY value to unsold stockpiles sends the wrong message
and would fuel the poaching of Africa's last remaining elephant populations.
That's why paying compensation to the traders is a bad idea. Please show your
support for the Hong Kong ivory ban – with NO COMPENSATION – ahead of the
second Hong Kong Legislative Council Public Hearing on the ivory
ban scheduled for September 6, 2017.
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