It's official! California became the third U.S. state, behind New York and New Jersey, to enact a ban on the sale of ivory. On Sunday, Governor Jerry Brown signed AB 96 into law.
"Now, California will play a direct role in saving elephants from the ravages of the illegal wildlife trade," said John Calvelli, WCS Executive Vice President for Public Affairs and Director of 96 Elephants. "The ivory issue is not something that's only happening half a world away—there is a major ivory market right here in the U.S., and California was among its largest consumers."
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