Did you know it’s still legal to buy and sell ivory in Australia?
That’s despite thousands of elephants and rhinos being killed each year for their ivory and there being a ban on the import, export or possession of ivory and rhino horn “harvested” after 1975.
However, there’s no requirement for a domestic seller of ivory to provide any evidence about where they’ve sourced the pieces from, how old they are and if they’re legal.
That means there’s still a demand for fresh ivory or rhino horn from poachers.
This is a significant loophole that allows trade in ivory and rhinoceros horn to flourish within Australia.
Will you pledge your support to call on Scott Morrison to stamp out the commercial sale of elephant ivory and rhino horn?
Information current as at June 2019.