Yesterday I attended another IFAW campaign event to promote ending the illegal ivory trade. Whilst steps have been taken, the ivory trade is still very much in existence throughout the UK and the world. around 100,000 elephants were killed by poachers between 2010 and 2012, that is a rate of around one elephant every fifteen minutes.
The only way for us to completely eradicate this issue, is for a complete ban on ivory products, regardless of their antiquity. We must remove any perceived glamour from the products in order to eliminate the trade.
I will push the Government keeps its promise to close the UK domestic ivory market and will continue to campaign for better treatment of animals, and an end to this barbaric practice.
For more information on IFAW's campaign, make sure to have a look at their website -