Sign It A.S.A.P. and Please Keep Raising Your Voice Against the Destructive Ivory Trade
A Brief Introduction from Doug Draper, Niagara At Large
Posted June 5th, 2018 on Niagara At Large
I can’t believe we still haven’t done something about this in Canada – even in 2018 with a Prime Minister who claims he cares about keeping the planet safe and health for humans and all other species who live on it.
We should feel embarrassed and ashamed in the eyes of the world that this Canada, that prides itself in being a progressive leader on so many fronts, has still not banned the import and sale of elephant tusks in this country.
And why haven’t we? So that a few affluent pigs that treat the earth like it is their playground to plunder can continue trafficking in a piece of an animal that is nearing the brink of extinction?
The same goes for parts of other threatened animals, like rhinos and the last of the great wild cats, that some insist on getting for showpieces or trophies, or for some fabled “ancient medicine” that, from the perspective of modern medical science, probably works as well as some brew that a snake oil salesman would sell you.
Please sign this petition from the Vancouver, B.C. elephant protection organization, Elephanatics, as soon as you can in an effort to get this issue of banning elephant ivory on the agenda this first full week of June at the G7 Summit meeting in Quebec.
Raise your voice now and for long as it takes to stop this destructive madness NOW!
– Doug Draper, Niagara At Large
Now here is the Petition and supporting information for it –
3 Days to Get to 200,000 Signatures!
Jun 5, 2018 — Dear Elephant Supporter,
Thank you for standing up for elephants and signing our #ivoryfreecanada petition to ban the sale of elephant ivory in Canada. A lot has happened since .
March 14 – we sent our letter and the petition (125,000 signatures including yours!) to Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment & Climate Change, Canada.
March 18 – the #ivoryfreecanada story was featured in 87 newspapers across Canada, including the National Post and Globe and Mail. Five radio stations and five television stations covered the story too.
March 19 – our story made the cover of the Vancouver Metro and we were interviewed on the Evan Solomon Show (radio News Talk 1010).
March 20 – we were interviewed live on Breakfast Television about #ivoryfreecanada.
Today we have just under 173,000 signatures. However, after 12 weeks we have not yet received an official response from the government. These things can take time, but we need to apply pressure and gain more signatures to show the government that #ivoryfreecanada is what Canadians want!
Our goal is to reach 200,000 signatures by the G7 Summit in Charlevoix, Quebec in 3 days. The Group of Seven includes Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US. They meet annually to discuss the world’s most challenging issues. Three of the G7 already have domestic ivory bans in place – France, the UK and the US. This year Canada holds the Presidency which means the world will be watching Canada on June 8 & 9.
Please help make #ivoryfreecanada a reality by sharing the petition on your social media one more time. Stuck for words? How about a cut & paste of this message:
71% of Canadians think the sale of ivory in Canada is illegal. Do you? Elephant ivory trade IS still legal in Canada which is why I signed the petition to ban it. Will you too? www.bit.ly/ivoryfreecanada
Thank you so much for your valuable support.
Fran Duthie, President
Vancouver, BC, Canada
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