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April 30, 2014 2 notes Reblog

96 Elephants: Vintage Horror Show - The True Cost of Ivory

Did you know that the popular PBS series, Antiques Roadshow, regularly appraises ivory carvings on air? Owners of the artifacts may be hoping for a big pay day, but we already know what they are worth: dead elephants.

With African forest elephants on the brink of extinction, placing a value on ivory sends the wrong message to the American public and especially to poachers: that elephants are worth more dead than alive.

Tell the show to stop appraising ivory and help stamp out the black market for ivory in America. Go to 96elephants.org/horrorshow

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