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My friend who is an animal rights activist told me that some countries have or are considering legalizing the ivory trade again.

She said this is not only horrible for the elephants that are killed and hurt legally, but it is also having the side effect of more poachers entering into the arena.

If you love animals, please do not buy anything made with ivory.  

Some animal lovers will buy ivory in a vintage store, using the rationale that the elephant was killed generations ago, so it’s okay.  

I would urge us all to avoid even vintage store ivory purchases. We need to let the world know that ivory is not a viable commodity.

Thanks for your help, fellow critter-lovers.

Namaste,
Suzann
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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • My heritage is bad for that.  They use the ivory task to carve.  Sorry.



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • That’s horrible. I remember when it was stopped. I owned some ivory jewelry at the time. I felt so awful when I heard about how ivory is taken, I actually made a memorial in my yard, buried the ivory jewelry and said a prayer to be forgiven for owning it in the first place. This practice just cannot be re-kindled.



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      Suzann wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • Hi Chinadoll - Thanks for commenting. We all do the best we can, that’s all we can do. Or we follow the cause that fits our personality. It’s going to be different for each of us.  

      Chocolatier, I love your ritual about the memorial in your yard. That’s so beautiful.  

      love you all,
      Suzann



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      Termite wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • I agree!  I never buy anything that is made from Ivory.



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      UK Girl wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • Oh no that is vile .......there is no need ...I love elephants they are just beautiful creatures



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      Suzann wrote Jan 11, 2009
    • Thanks for your comments, ukgirl and termite.

      Minnow, sweetie, I’m not sure. We can support the causes that are helping the elephants, like the World Wildlife Fund or the Biogems section of the National Resource Council. If - WHEN - I get rich, OMG am I going to send these groups tons of money. I already send what I can, but it’s meager.

      Another thing we can do is join an Internet "Cause" like Care2MakeADifference (www.care2.com) or other sites. They're free to join, they just need the people. Other sites for "causes" can be found on my [Link Removed] site.

      My friend who told me about this is saving up to go to Africa with a group of other elephant lovers, but that’s a while in the future because of the air fare etc.

      I do believe that small actions done consistently work almost as well as huge dictates done once in a while.  

      So Minnow, if you‘re simply avoiding the purchase of ivory, you‘re definitely doing your part.

      Oh - and Chinadoll, please don’t think it’s just your part of the world. Americans can’t seem to understand that fur coats come from the fur of once-live animals. It’s a world-wide problem, not a specifically one country problem.

      Namaste,
      Suzann
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