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Success! China Announces End To Ivory Trade In 2017 | Care2 Causes

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Vintage Anti Ivory, Pro Elephant Shirt from Tanzania

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What’s Fair Trade Got To Do With World Elephant Day?

Animal Fact: The elephants can live between 50 and 70 years. The oldest known elephant lived 82 years old. The adults in good condition are said to have no natural predators except the humans which are a real threat to them.

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By the end of 2017, all ivory trade in China will be banned. Aili Kang, Asia Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society, wrote: “This is great news that will shut down the world’s largest market for elephant ivory. I am very proud of my country for showing this leadership that will help ensure that elephants have a fighting chance to beat extinction.”

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The NRA is not only fighting for its right to continue the poaching of elephants, the organization is encouraging others to do the same. Elephants are nearly gone from this world due to the continued existence of the ivory trade, and will be completely gone if the NRA has their way. Sign this petition to demand they be denied the right to kill.

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The True Cost of Ivory Trinkets [INFOGRAPHIC] - please consider and take action to prevent this tragedy.  You can make a difference, either by contacting your state lawmakers or by sharing this infographic or both!

The True Cost of Ivory Trinkets [INFOGRAPHIC]

The True Cost of Ivory Trinkets [INFOGRAPHIC] - please consider and take action to prevent this tragedy. You can make a difference, either by contacting your state lawmakers or by sharing this infographic or both!

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Why China’s Big Announcement Could Actually Save Elephants From Extinction

China;s plan to end its ivory trade — the world;s largest — in 2017 is a huge step forward to save elephants.

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Humans butcher elephants for their ivory. A baby is left without a mother, scared, traumatised, confused, alone and desperate. Left prey to lions and hyenas. Think about this the next time you buy a piece of ivory and imagine the horror and pain that these babies are subjected to. Lucky for you, this isn't going to happen to your baby. Help do something to stop the ivory trade. ❤•❦•:*´¨`*:•❦•❤

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