9 American States are now Depriving Africa of Trade in Rhino Horns and Ivory

Illinois is now the ninth state to ban trade in ivory and rhino horns, joining California, Hawaii, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon and Washington. Banning ivory sales is disastrous for both Africa’s socioeconomic well-being and for elephant conservation. These states are effectively depriving the people of Africa of their rightful income and allowing …