Vermont for Wildlife
Every year, thousands of elephants die for their tusks.
While the international trade in elephant ivory is banned, many countries allow some form of sales within their borders.
In the United States, in 2016 the Obama Administration enacted regulations that banned the import of most elephant ivory into the United States and restricted ivory sales across state lines. To restrict sales within state borders, many states are enacting laws to ban the sale of ivory. So far, nine states have done so, including California, Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Washington state.
Widllife Conservation Society
Recently killed elephants are fueling the ivory trade, Science, November 7, 2016