Can you imagine an Africa without elephants or without rhinos? It is not so far-fetched when you consider the statistics. The continent loses 20-30,000 African elephants every year and 7,130 African rhinos have been killed by poachers in the last decade. All for the trade in their ivory and horns.
But this bleak future can be averted if the international community pulls together to defeat poaching. The United States, the UK, France, the EU, China and Hong Kong (the latter two being some of the largest ivory destinations) have announced their intention to shut down their domestic ivory markets – Australia must do the same.
A Parliamentary Inquiry is looking into banning the domestic trade in ivory and rhino horn and it needs submissions before June 7, 2018 to know the Australian community wants action. Please sign your name below and we’ll send a submission on your behalf.
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For more details about the parliamentary inquiry see https://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Joint/Law_Enforcement/Elephantivoryrhinohorn