31 Dec '16, 3am

Undercover video footage exposes Hong Kong's illegal ivory trade. See the shocking recording:

Undercover video footage exposes Hong Kong's illegal ivory trade. See the shocking recording:

Thursday, October 22, 2015 Nairobi, Kenya Ivory for sale on the streets of Hong Kong. Photo credit: Craig R. Sholley/African Wildlife Foundation Hong Kong’s “legal” ivory market is willfully obstructing newly announced efforts by China and the United States to end ivory sales, at a time when thousands of African elephants are dying at the hands of poachers, according to a new report released by WildAid and African Wildlife Foundation with accompanying undercover footage provided to the organizations. While China and the US have recently pledged landmark commitments to halt the ivory trade, the Hong Kong government has resisted such a move. Officials from Hong Kong's Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department (AFCD) continue to insist “the Hong Kong government has strict control mechanism in place over sale of ivory” and is comparable to other nations. In fact, noth...

Full article: https://www.awf.org/news/illusion-control-hong-kong%E2%80...

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