Ivory sold openly in Saudi Mövenpick hotel

This world is so skewed up!! This is against the law … I thought!

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This video is called Where have all the Elephants gone? – Africa.

Another video, which used to be on YouTube, was called Elephant poaching – Ivory being sold openly inside Movenpick hotel building.

Note: in the video title, and in the Wildlife Extra article quoted in this blog post, the hotel corporation’s name is not spelled consistently. It is Mövenpick, a daughter corporation of the Nestlé corporation.

From Wildlife Extra:

Ivory being sold openly inside Moevenpick hotel

Ivory being sold openly in Saudi hotel

November 2013. With wild elephants being driven towards extinction by the scourge of poaching, Möevenpick Hotels are feeding, and possibly creating, the demand for ivory by renting shops inside their hotels to ivory traders, and thus profiting from the ivory trade.

Promotion for this shop involves leaving booklets in each hotel room promoting the shop.

Our reader took a video of this shop inside the…

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2 thoughts on “Ivory sold openly in Saudi Mövenpick hotel

  1. Statement from Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts regarding an article about the sales of ivory in our hotels.

    Wild Travel Magazine, specifically its online outlet wildlifeextra.com, has published an article asserting that the Anwar Al Madinah Mövenpick Hotel is selling ivory on its premises.

    This accusation is incorrect. In fact, the video shown has been filmed in an independent shopping mall which is partly merging into the hotel building, partly separate. The mall and all shops are not managed by us, nor are we responsible for or involved in the lease of any shops.

    The management of the hotel is not in any way related to this incident. However, Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts takes this very seriously, since sustainable practices are at the heart of our business. Our hotel management have taken immediate initiative and spoken to the shopping mall management. The management has promised to investigate further and will approach the shop owners. We will continue to monitor the situation and express our concerns with all involved to push for an appropriate resolution.

    Zurich, 1st November 2013


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