In the last century, African elephants have lost 96% of their population. This devastating decline is due in no small part to poaching driven by demand for ivory. It’s time for Australia to do our bit to stamp out the ivory trade and protect elephants.
We need to act now to close the loophole in Australian laws that allow ivory to be traded domestically. As long as loopholes remain open, the demand for ivory will continue and what little remains of the African elephant population remains at risk.
Take action below and ask your state or territory environment minister and federal environment minister Sussan Ley to urgently work together and implement a ban on the domestic ivory trade in Australia.
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Humane Society International PO BOX 439 Avalon, NSW 2107
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