Singapore Government Proposes Ban on Sale of Elephant Ivory

Businesses and individuals in Singapore will no longer be able to buy or sell elephant ivory products under a ban proposed by the Agri-food and Veterinary Authority (AVA), which is responsible for safeguarding the welfare of animals. The AVA is conducting a public consultation on the proposed ban and is inviting views and comments until noon on December 27.  Members of the public are urged to participate by sending messages of support for the proposed ivory ban to the Singapore government. This can be done by emailing Singapore’s Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore at VA_CITES@ava.gov.sg.

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