More than 125,000 people have signed a petition sent to the Canadian government asking for them to ban the sale of elephant ivory in the country. The petition was spearheaded by an avid Mara Elephant Project supporter, Canadian organization Elephanatics, and was followed up by a letter to the Canadian Environment Minister Catherine McKenna. This letter was signed by Canadian and international animal advocacy organizations including MEP and our core funder, the ESCAPE Foundation.
Read more about this petition and the letter by clicking here. Be sure to follow Elephanatics on Facebook or Twitter to keep up to date on the progress of their request.
The #ivoryfreecanada movement has received a lot of press.
Here are some of the highlights:
Breakfast Television: Canadians Push to Ban Trade on Ivory
CTV News: Canada should ban trade in elephant ivory, says animal rights group
The Toronto Star: 125,000 people sign petition demanding Canada ban trade in elephant ivory