An Open Letter to the Cleveland Orchestra

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Dear Cleveland Orchestra,

My name is Christina LaMonica and I am the Founder and President of Ivory Free Ohio, a grassroots organization dedicated to ending the sale and trade of all Ivory, Rhino Horn, and Trophy Hunting products. We have never met in person, but we have communicated over the telephone and through emails regarding the push to have these products banned in the state of Ohio.  As you may know I approached my District Senator in June, 2015.  I wanted to educate him about the devastating effects of the illegal Ivory trade, while encouraging him to create Legislation that would protect our national security and help save Africa’s keystone species from extinction.

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Exclusive: Trump Slams Elephant Hunting For Trophies, Skeptical Fees Go For Conservation

In an interview with Piers Morgan set to air Sunday, Trump calls the initial U.S. decision to lift a ban on trophy imports “terrible.”

By Yashar Ali

In an interview with Piers Morgan set to air Sunday night in the U.K., President Donald Trump used the word “terrible” to describe the initial decision last year by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to overturn an Obama era ban on the import of elephant trophies.

Trump also says he does not believe the substantial fees that hunters pay to hunt elephants and other species actually go toward conservation efforts, as is often claimed, and instead are pocketed by government officials in other countries.

Trump confirms that the ban on importing elephant trophies from the African nations of Zimbabwe and Zambia will remain in place. That was not clear after he initially put the ban reversal on hold, pending further study.

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China Shuts Down Its Legal Ivory Trade

Two years after a joint pledge with the United States to ban the domestic trade in Ivory, all of China’s government-licensed carving factories and Ivory retailers are about to close.

China is one of the world’s biggest consumers of ivory products. By the end of 2017, it will have imposed a near-complete ban on buying and selling ivory.
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By; Rachael Bale

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/wildlife-watch-china-ivory-ban-goes-into-effect/

For Now, Trump Keeps Ban on Import of Elephant Trophies

 

For Now, Trump Keeps Ban on Import of Elephant Trophies

Ivory trade to be banned in UK ‘to protect elephants’

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Ivory trade to be banned in UK “to protect elephants”

 

Elephants DC Founder on combating the ivory trade

Elephants DC Founder; Jen Samuel, discusses China’s ban on ivory and how online auction sites provide a cover for the trafficking of illegal ivory here in the United States and around the world.