JaneUnChained was on the scene, along with celebrities like “Sex and the City” star Kristin Davis, as authorities crushed a ton of confiscated ivory in Times Square to send elephant poachers and shoppers a message: the ivory trinket trade is immoral and will be crushed. Elephants are being decimated at a rate of 34-thousand a year for their tusks, which is where ivory comes from. The U.S. is still a big market for these tasteless trinkets.
Meanwhile, Congress needs to pass laws to toughen penalties for ivory merchants and impose sanctions on countries that trade in ivory. Also, all ivory should be illegal to trade or own. Currently, old ivory is grandfathered in, which gives traders a window to falsely claim new ivory is old. All of this should make us think about ALL animal exploitation.