More than 500,000+ people have signed our petition to the Canadian government asking to ban the domestic trade of elephant ivory in Canada. Help us get to 500,000 signatures. Please sign and share our petition far and wide.
The ongoing slaughter of African elephants for their tusks has decimated elephant populations. Today, this magnificent animal is highly endangered and on the brink of extinction. Since 1980, the number of elephants in Africa has fallen from 1.3 million to just over 400,000. Currently, an estimated 20,000 elephants are killed every year for their ivory. At this rate, they will be erased from the wild in our lifetime.
Countries that have banned the domestic sale of elephant ivory within their borders, or are in the process of doing so, include China, the UK, France, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Belgium, Luxembourg, and several states in the United States. The Canadian government has not complied as yet. Shockingly, Canada is directly contributing to the destruction of one of the planet’s largest, most intelligent and most iconic species by keeping its elephant ivory market open for business!
Canada also legally permits elephant trophies to be imported. Between 2007 and 2016, Canada allowed the importation of 83 trophy elephants, 434 elephant skulls and 260 elephant feet.
The following organizations are working together as a coalition to act in concert to end the legal trade in elephant ivory in Canada: Elephanatics, Humane Society International-Canada; World Elephant Day; Global March Elephants and Rhinos – Toronto; and the Jane Goodall Institute of Canada. Please join the Ivory-Free Canada coalition and tell our government to end the legal domestic trade of elephant ivory. Look for our campaign – #IvoryFreeCanada.
Here’s how you can help save elephants:
- Trumpet the issue on social media! Watch for us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and share using #IvoryFreeCanada. Sign and Share our petition above.
- Open link below and SIGN the letter provided for you from Kate
Brooks, The Last Animals, movie producer, to Canadian
lawmakers asking they end the trade in elephant ivory and become an
#IvoryFreeCanada. We thank Kate Brooks for her support and highly
suggest you watch her movie.
Thanks for joining our herd!
Read our letter to the Canadian Government sent July 5th, 2019
There were five proposals for the regulation of elephant trade at the recent CITES conference in August 2019. This is how Canada voted: