Ivory sales and United States TV

No one needs ivory but the elephant!! It’s rightful owner …. Please, stop this slaughter!

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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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I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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