Theresa May - HONOUR The Conservative PLEDGE To End The UK Ivory Trade

Under David Cameron the Conservatives had pledged – along with other UK political parties – to put into place a ban on ivory trading. This follows bans by China, the US and other important ivory trading countries to end domestic trades in ivory by the end of 2017.

But there is no mention of the ban in Theresa May’s Conservative 2017 manifesto. Sneakily, the Conservatives have decided to DROP their previous commitment to introducing a total ban on ivory trade in Britain. This comes after heavy pressure from wealthy antiques traders who have been lobbying Theresa May hard to drop the ban on ivory.

The most powerful UK antique traders association is the British Antique Dealers’ Association – whose president is Conservative MP and friend of Theresa May, Lady Victoria Borwick.

On average, an Elephant is killed every 15 minutes for its ivory and their population has fallen by almost a third in Africa since 2007.

Interestingly, this policy puts the Conservatives in direct conflict with Prince William, who has been a vocal supporter of a total ban on ivory sales.

Please sign the petition and URGE Theresa May to HONOUR their earlier pledge to ban the UK ivory trade.

Your predecessor David Cameron pledged, along with other UK political parties, to put into place a ban on ivory trading. This follows bans by China, the US and other important ivory trading countries to end domestic trades in ivory by the end of 2017. If you win the upcoming General Election we urge you to fulfil that pledge.
Update #311 days ago
Care2 has delivered the petition to the Government and received a response, which you can read here. We must have had an impact because today the Government announced it plans to restrict the UK ivory trade, which is great news, but it's still not a total ban. So please keep sharing this petition with your friends, and ask them to sign too.
Update #2about a month ago
We've now sent this petition to the Prime Minister. We'll let you know if we get a response. You can still share this petition and ask your friends to sign, to increase the pressure. We won't stop until the ivory trade does.
Update #11 months ago
Hi everyone and thanks for signing. We will be sending this petition to Theresa May in the next few days, so please share with your friends now to give it one last boost.
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