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Sat Jun 11, 2016, 01:08 AM

 

Japan not so inocent in the ivory slave trade

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-video-hints-japan-abetting-illegal.html




[link:http://phys.org/news/2016-06-video-hints-japan-abetting-illegal.html|

Experts say most illegal ivory heads for China, where it is seen as a status symbol. By some estimates the country accounts for as much as 70 percent of global demand


But the US-based Environmental Investigation Agency, a campaign group, covertly filmed four ivory traders in different cities in Japan who showed no hesitation in selling ivory to Chinese buyers.


An undercover EIA investigator presented himself as a Chinese buyer and explicitly showed that he was willing to send ivory to China, EIA president Allan Thornton told reporters as the group showed the footage.


"You came too late," a trader in Osaka is shown saying. "We sold so many ivory tusks that ivory has been vanishing from Japan."

Another trader in the central Japanese city of Gifu said: "I don't care, Okay? Illegal is okay."

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George Eliot Jun 2016 #1

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Sat Jun 11, 2016, 03:47 AM

1. The only way to save ivory is to finance around the clock huge militias protecting them.

I think it can be done if enough of us donate and create sanctuaries and posts and put the villagers to work for pay.

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