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Yep, you heard right! As one of the biggest consumers of ivory (and therefore one of the biggest players in the ivory trade), China is finally putting its foot down and placing a ban on the controversial sale of a cruel and outdated product.
By the end of 2017 (today), the country will have almost completely demolished the trade of buying and selling ivory products, just in time for the new year.
Some 30,000 elephants are hunted by poachers on a yearly basis. That’s a lot, considering that it’s an endangered species.
Ivory can be made into many everyday items, including chopsticks and hair accessories – difficult to believe that the majestic elephant can suffer for such small and insignificant products but alas, this enormous step forward is …