For the future of elephants I hope the news that both China and America two of the worlds largest consumers have made a serious commitment to ending the trade in ivory. In recent times there have been historic and groundbreaking stockpiles of ivory crushed or destroyed in several countries that signifies change is definitely happening. These giants of the animal world must be protected at all costs. An end to this tragic trade and the suffering of elephants must be stopped before they are lost to our world forever. To my thinking that loss would be too great.