On October 7th 2017 hundreds of people stood in Parliament Square, London. 30 minutes silence was observed along with the sound of an African drum beat. The previous day plans were unveiled by the Government for a total UK ivory ban. We need to keep the pressure up to make sure that the plans become law.
Dan Richardson – Patron – Born Free Foundation
Sangita Iyer – Founder Voice for Asian Elephants Society, HAWO Animal Welfare Board of India
Executive Producer/Director at Gods In Shackles
Rory Young – Chengeta Wildlife
Will Travers – Born Free Foundation
Duncan McNair – Save The Asian Elephants
Photos can been seen on my blog post
On 6 October the government announced a proposal for a full ban on ivory trade in the UK. To acknowledge this welcome news,Action for Elephants U.K wrote a second letter to Theresa May, which was delivered to Downing St on 7 October along with an open letter that called for this action.
The letters were delivered to No. 10 Downing Street by a group of conservationists – Will Travers (president of Born Free Foundation), Duncan McNair (CEO, Save the Asian Elephants), Rachael Hewish (IFAW), John Stephenson (CEO, Stop Ivory), Rory Young (founder, Chingeta Wildlife), and Joanne Ibbitson (Action for Elephants UK) – and has been signed by over 150 NGOs, conservationists, MPs, and other prominent individuals.
Pic Credit: A.F.E