Apparently here in the UK, the Ivory Ban is to be reinstated, I am sceptical of this as it should NEVER have been lifted in the first place!! Our Government have been "shamed" into this decision, "shamed" was not my first thought, it was a disgusting, despicable, and bloody uncivilised sneaky decision!
"The proposed ban does suggest a number of exceptions for antique ivory items, including musical instruments, items of significant cultural value and those containing only a small amount of ivory, which the government says do not contribute to the poaching of elephants".??? Anything made out of Ivory, should have zero value, old or new, but if these "antique" items have to be excepted, then they should be placed in a museum! While Ivory is still being traded for obscene amounts of money, then there will always be vile opportunists ready to commit vile acts to line their pockets with dirty blood money, as we are aware from Elephants poaching numbers. Apparently,
these plans will put "the UK front and centre of global efforts to end the insidious trade in ivory". But I won't easily forget, that while this decision is the right one, the ban was so easily lifted by our PM for her pals- the President of the Antique Dealers, and it's members! #notoivory #savetheelephant