Friday, December 30, 2016

China Bans Ivory Trade

It is better late than never. The largest legal ivory market in the world, China, has decided to ban trade in ivory. The ban will take full effect about a year from now. This will hopefully change the attitude of Chinese buyers of ivory, thus making the demand much lower. With a lower demand for ivory, poaching of elephants will hopefully diminish considerably. The elephant is endangered because of poaching. If there is much less demand for ivory, poachers will earn less from their illegal business. This may save the elephants for the future.

I am normally not fond of the Chinese regime, but the decision to ban the trade of ivory is great. The law makers should be commended, when they do something good.

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