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Please sign and share this petition worldwide in an effort to stop the untimely death of elephants being murdered for their ivory.
In China, it's illegal to kill elephants for their ivory and sell their tusks. But somehow, 30 tusks and thousands of pieces of ivory were recently discovered for sale at a market in Mong La. Investigations into wildlife monitoring and trafficking noted that this market could be one of the biggest unregulated ivory markets in Asia. How could this be if laws exist? Ivory is openly displayed at this market in the Eastern Shan State of China to cater to the many tourists that visit. There is obviously no form of government control to stop the sale of ivory throughout China and other Asian countries.
The problem has also reached epidemic levels in Myanmar, considered as the second largest elephant population area worldwide, just after India. It is believed that about 6,000 elephants in the wild still roam the lands of Myanmar. It has laws forbidding trade in endangered species, but violations are rampant, especially in remote border regions. The laws need to be more strictly enforced!
Please sign and share this petition worldwide in an effort to stop the untimely death of elephants just so their ivory can be sold worldwide. We need China and Myanmar to crackdown on the illegal sale of ivory in our efforts to protect the elephant.
Asian Governments Throughout and near China – It is evident that you do have some laws against the killing of your beautiful elephants and taking their tusks to sell their ivory. Obviously your laws are not strictly enforced since local markets are openly offering ivory pieces for sale to tourists and others. Please start enforcing your laws more avidly and ensure that anyone selling ivory is punished to the full extent of the law. Protect your elephants and stop the sale of ivory!