Global Warming a.k.a. Climate Change

I am not contesting the fact that global warming a.k.a. climate change may have occurred over the last several decades. I am not an expert on the facts surrounding the earth’s changeable weather patterns. What I question, however, is the accusation that man’s burgeoning industries have been the cause. Having said this, however, I have …

The Obvious Answer (also Economics 101) Is To Create a Steady Supply of Ivory Tusks

By Godfrey Harris About 10 years ago I began to concentrate my public policy interests and ideas on the restrictions being applied to trade in products made from or with ivory. The American government had decided that the way to defeat the poaching of elephants for their tusks was to end all sales of ivory …

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

“Who will guard the guardians?” THE MINISTER OF FORESTRY, FISHERIES AND ENVIRONMENT, Mrs Barbara Creecy, recently shocked South Africa’s wildlife management aficionados when she published her draft report on the deliberations of her hand-picked High Level Panel of (related to wildlife management) Experts. Many of whom were far from being experts. In a nutshell, if …

Excerpts From Final brief – Is California’s Law Banning All Ivory Trade (AB 96) Constitutional?

By: Godfrey Harris. Managing Director, Ivory Education Institute The statute is actually the product of various Western animal rights organizations who use their financial resources to influence how African nations should treat their wildlife resources. The legislature in California has no business in abetting this repellant racism and colonialism. It is attempting to do in the 21st century …

California Prohibition on Wildlife Trophies

The Los Angeles Times published an editorial on June 20, 2018, favoring a bill in the California legislature banning possession of African wildlife trophies. Godfrey Harris the Managing Director of the Ivory Education Institute responded with a Letter to the Editor on Friday 22 June 2018: Again California presumes to tell Africa how to deal …

The Origins and Implications of the International Ivory Trade Ban

In today’s world I often write about the scourge of CITES and about how the whole world is now hell-bent-for-leather in its desire to utterly destroy every vestige of the ivory trade. These endeavours are all “doctrinaire” in character – which means those who seek the destruction of the ivory trade (AND of the rhino …