No one needs ivory but the elephant!! It’s rightful owner …. Please, stop this slaughter!
This video from the USA is called 96 Elephants: Vintage Horror Show – The True Cost of Ivory.
From the Wildlife Conservation Society in the USA:
Pop quiz: Which of the following items is NOT allowed on PBS’s Antiques Roadshow?
- A hand-carved Turkish ivory tusk
- An ivory chess set
- An art deco French ivory hair comb adorned with pearls
Alright, I admit – it was a trick question. They’re all allowed.
But the point is, none of them should be on the air. Not when elephants are facing a perilous fight for their very existence.
All ivory, whether it’s centuries old or days old, comes from a dead elephant. When Antiques Roadshow appraises ivory on air, it sends the message that selling ivory is perfectly OK and also highly lucrative.
But the sad truth is that ivory is worth so much because of out of control demand – demand fueled…
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