End Canada’s role in the cruel elephant ivory trade
Every year, at least 20,000 African elephants are poached for their ivory. Often, they die in agony after being poisoned, shot or otherwise beaten. Their tusks are hacked off and sold for profit, often through international crime syndicates.
Surprisingly, the elephant ivory trade — including the import of elephant ivory from cruel trophy hunts — is still legal in Canada. As a nation that positions itself as a global leader in conservation, Canada has an important opportunity to act now to conserve elephants, help African nations protect biodiversity and end its support of cruel and criminal practices.