Did you know that 300 elephants are murdered every single day just for their tusks?
Illegal Ivory Trade-China, Vietnam, and Thailand certainly play the biggest role in the demise of the elephant. With over 32,000 elephants slaughtered within the last year, poaching and illegal trade have reached epic proportions.
But the US is second to China in the dealings of illegal ivory.
The US is seemingly aggressive when it comes to seizing illegal ivory entering the country. In 2012 $2 million of ivory was seized in Manhattan; the guilty parties were asian jewelry shop owners.
But the black market trade is fueled by cyberspace. The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) states that online trading is definitely an issue in the US. One way sellers and buyers use to conceal their product is by using code words; ox bone, white gold, unburnable bone, or cold to the touch.
I checked into the four most prominent sites here in the US-Google, Amazon, Ebay and Overstocked.com…
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