UK to implement a ban on trade in ivory

Edited: October 7, 2017, 1:32 AM · Here is a detailed account of the proposed legislation:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41512796

There are a few proposed exemptions, which will bring a sigh of relief to instrumentalists:
Musical instruments
Items with only a small proportion of ivory
Items of significant historic, artistic or cultural value
Sales between museums

A 12-week consultation on the proposals is to start immediately, and legislation will probably be enacted in the new year.

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October 6, 2017, 9:56 AM · I wish they would recognize that the tiny amount of ivory in a bow is not enough to lead to the endangerment of anything. If only people in certain countries would quit eating the stuff...


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