About the Petition
In 2012, the ever-growing demand for ivory claimed the lives of 30,000 African elephants—that's 96 every day. With the second largest ivory market behind China, the U.S. enables this slaughter by permitting legal import, sale, and export of ivory in specific cases. The laws behind ivory regulation are complex and difficult to enforce.
Stand with the International Fund for Animal Welfare and urge Congress to declare a moratorium on ivory sales in the U.S.
Photo: Seized illegal ivory products in the U.S. (Credit: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters)