Stop Ivory Smuggling Operation

Target: Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung, Hong Kong Secretary for Justice

Goal: Stop international ivory smuggling operations from bypassing ivory ban.

Ivory smugglers were uncovered in the little-known Shuidong village in China. According to reports, this was said to be just one of 10 or 20 ivory trafficking groups working from this village with total impunity despite China’s official decision and attempts to shut down the ivory trade in their country. The majority of the smuggled ivory comes from African elephants, which have been facing an extinction crisis for years. Additional reports have said that the smugglers bribed customs officials to ensure the safe trading of their ill-gotten ivory.

This cannot continue. The ivory trade is unethical and cruel, it has been banned and protested the world over to protect elephants from extinction by poaching, yet this group is undermining all of these efforts for the sake of a profit. It shows no signs of stopping, as the smuggling ring intends to go after the Nigerian elephants for their yellow tusks next.

Officials in Africa and China must put an end to these operations immediately. We cannot lose any more elephants to the ivory trade, and it is imperative that China keep a watchful eye on even the smallest villages to ensure that no more trafficking groups will form. Sign this petition to stop the undermining of the ivory ban.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Secretary Kwok-keung,

An ivory trafficking group has been operating out of the small village of Shuidong, just one of many who have been undermining the ivory ban your country has been working to enforce. These groups have been buying ivory from Africa, where the elephant population is already dangerously low; 80 percent of the ivory that passes from Africa to China has gone through Shuidong.

You must put a stop to this immediately. Your announcement of the ivory ban was a great success last year, but groups like these will render the ban pointless should they continue to operate. Please break up this smuggling ring, not only to stop the sales of ivory but to protect the remaining elephants from extinction; with ivory no longer for sale, poachers in Africa will have no more reason to hunt.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Mwangi Kirubi

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7 Comments

  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    no more ivory!

  2. Barry Smith says:

    If they wanted a real challenge there has been a war going on for some years now. But they probably have bone spurs in their little brains just like daddy. And exotic animals do not shoot back. They give the word COWARD a new meaning.

  3. Doris Khong says:

    This serves as a GENTLE REMINDER for HUMANS to BE KIND, THINK RIGHT and DO GOOD!!! Always REMEMBER that GOD IS WATCHING and that KARMA does exist as What Goes Around Comes Around!!! Blessings to ALL THOSE KIND SOULS who are ALWAYS there to SUPPORT and to VOICE for all the voiceless, helpless ANIMALS that were created for us to respect, to love, to care and to protect them and NOT otherwise!!! And prayers to all those poor souls that were tortured and murdered ALIVE so that their souls will rest in peace and that they will not be re-born as animals again!!! Let there be LOVE and PEACE on earth so that every living being can live peacefully thus happily!!! PLEASE LOVE ALL ANIMALS and EVERY LIVING BEING; and you will be blessed abundantly!!!
    P/S: What’s WRONG with “HUMANS” these days???!!! WHY can’t VOICELESS living beings be left alone to live PEACEFULLY???!!! 

  4. Why is this still even a question?

    ALL wildlife is essential for the survival of the planet and the humans who live on it. Each species, no matter its size nor how insignificant it may seem to humans, has its own role in making this planet work and thrive efficiently.

    Humans, however, are the least necessary species on earth, and the earth and every other species on it would fare much better without any of us or the destruction we leave in our wake.

    Man’s self-righteousness, selfishness, callousness, carelessness, thoughtlessness, greed and avarice is destroying our planet and all who live and depend on it.

  5. Gigi Middlebrook Gigi Middlebrook says:

    Burn down these places of pain and destruction. Show no mercy!

  6. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Kill the bastard poachers❗️😠
    Signed & shared 😡

  7. Darlene Avery says:

    What the hell is wrong with China and Africa? Why do these vile countries insist on destroying every beautiful creature, especially those who are becoming extinct thanks to China’s depraved greed for body parts. Close these damn evil places down and put all involved I. This holocaust in jail for good.

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