Monday, July 14, 2008

Choose life for elephants

Tomorrow the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species will vote on whether or not to allow China to become a licensed ivory buyer. At the moment, only Japan is a licensed buyer.

The ban was first imposed in 1989 after the number of African elephants fell by more than half in one decade.

148 MPs, from John McDonnell to Michael Howard, John Spellar to Charles Kennedy, have signed the Early Day Motion against the trading and for the elephant. The vote will be tomorrow, and the British government rep is Joan Ruddock.

More information and details of the campaign from the International Fund for Animal Welfare is here.


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