One elephant is killed every 15 minutes. Although the international ivory ban has been in place for decades, New Zealand utilizes a legislative loophole to encourage poachers to slaughter these intelligent animals without regard. When called on to ban domestic ivory sales, the minister of conservation Eugenie Sage stated: "trade in elephant ivory and rhino horn was comparatively small while the costs of implementing and enforcing new legislation around domestic trade would be significant". While Eugenie may feel that sparing an elephants life is too expensive, we do not. New Zealand's Department of Conservation wants YOU to report illegal activities at 0800 362 468, even if the minister herself turns a blind eye. Call today and save the elephants!
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