by TheLastAnimals category: Animals
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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