Yesterday I attended an event to support a new Ivory surrender launched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) to help protect elephants from further slaughter for the illegal ivory trade.
With elephant populations at an all-time low and the species facing extinction due to the ivory poaching crisis which is killing at least 20,000 elephants each year, I am very pleased to support this important IFAW initiative which enables members of the public to make a real difference for elephants and their future survival.
I would encourage any of my constituents who have unwanted ivory to support IFAW’s ivory surrender which will help ensure that ivory is only valued on a live, wild elephant, where it belongs. I am dedicated to supporting the ban on Ivory Trade and will continue to challenge the Government on issues of animal protection.
For more information on IFAW and their work, visit - http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/our-work/elephants/ending-ivory-trade