The recent slaughter of Kenya’s biggest elephant, Satao, underscores the urgent need to end the ivory trade. The Obama Administration took initial steps to do so earlier this year, but more action is needed.
As the world’s second largest ivory market, the United States has the ability and responsibility to reduce the demand for ivory. Simply removing the widely-abused antiquity exemption would make trading in ivory obtained through poaching much more burdensome.
Elephants can’t sustain this level of poaching. President Obama has taken the first important steps. Join us in asking President Trump to make the U.S. a leader in the fight against illegal ivory.