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Re: Ivory Trade - no total ban
May 30, 2017, 23:43
The discussion in the previous thread was about whether the Conservatives were still committed to a total ban on ivory sales, as the 2015 manifesto pledged.

I and others pointed out that the 2017 manifesto does not commit to a total ban. You and I both have now had replies from Tory candidates confirming that they are only pursuing the banning sales of modern ivory. This is clearly not a total ban. There's no attempt to get out of anything, this is exactly the same point that Nigel, Rhiannon and others made in the other thread. The replies confirm the position that I and others took, that the 2015 pledge has been dropped. Grufty Jim has also explained (again) why allowing sales of supposedly antique ivory is being exploited, so saying that you can't bring back dead elephants is completely missing the point.
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