New York Needs to Ban Ivory Sales and Save Elephants

June 3, 2014

John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President for Public Affairs, discusses the 96 Elephants Campaign, including proposed legislation to ban the sale of ivory in New York State.

New York State is the top importer of ivory into the United States, contributing to an industry that is leading to the extinction of African elephants. Despite the laws already in place, once ivory has made it into the country, it is difficult to regulate.

John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Director of the 96 Elephants Campaign, discusses proposed legislation to stop the sale of ivory in New York and why it’s so badly needed.

Listen to the full interview on the Capitol Pressroom >>
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