Change.org have a petition calling for an #IvoryFreeCanada.
The Ivory-Free Canada Coalition needs your help with “You Can Make History - Ban the Sale of Elephant Ivory in Canada - #IvoryFreeCanada”. Join The Ivory-Free Canada Coalition and its supporters today.
In 1980 Africa had over 1.3 million elephants. In under 40 years, 70% of our elephants have disappeared.
Thanks to ivory’s value, organised terrorism syndicates are committing mass slaughter. They are using helicopters and AK-47 rifles.
Back in 1989, theConvention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) made the selling of elephant ivory internationally illegal.
The problem is that each country creates its own laws pertaining to the sale of ivory within their borders. So the only way to protect elephants is to ban ALL the elephant ivory trade.
China shut down its domestic ivory trade at the end of 2017. This was good news.
And then on 1 March 2018, the USA lifted the ban on the import of elephant trophies. How could they do such a thing?
This means there’s more pressure on the rest of us to be ivory free.
And at the last IUCN World Conservation Congress, Canada was 1 of only 4 countries to oppose the closure of domestic ivory markets across the globe.
The hope by the organisers of #IvoryFreeCanada is that new laws can protect both elephants and the indigenous trade of narwhal and walrus.
The petition asks the Canadian government to:
The Ivory-Free Canada Coalition: