|Photo courtesy of Lynn Greyling|
So here comes the good news -- the Obama Administration has issued the final piece in a series of regulations to significantly limit the commercial ivory trade in America. The states most affected due to having the three biggest state ivory markets are California, Hawaii, and New York. The legal ivory trafficking in the U.S. is all but over with this near-total ban. Of course, that won't stop illegal poaching and trafficking, but it's a start. It's an acknowledgement by the government that what has been going on throughout the decades is unacceptable and punishable by law.
If I were an elephant, I'd be trumpeting loud and clear.
Caring about the planet and its inhabitants,