China is living up to it's commitments to end the ivory trade. The country announced it would end all trade in elephant ivory at the end of 2017 and towards that goal have just pledged to close 67 carving factories and shops that deal in ivory by this Friday. There is hope after all. As the worlds largest market for ivory that sees as many as 30,000 elephants killed every year they have a huge responsibility to do something constructive to end this awful slaughter of elephants as quickly as possible. It has been reported that wholesale prices of ivory have also dropped significantly as more people are responding to the anti ivory advertising and programs but what about the UK and Japan ? Apparently both countries have no such bans in place and I wonder why ? What is going on that the UK have done nothing. Surely every country in the world should be making a commitment to end the trade not just some.
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