GOP: Don’t Remove Restrictions on Ivory Imports! – The Petition Site

Read more and sign the petition at : Don’t remove restrictions on ivory imports

GOP: Don't Remove Restrictions on Ivory Imports!

For years, the GOP has proudly held up the elephant as a mascot for their party — but when it comes to protecting these gentle giants, it seems Republican lawmakers are willing to betray this majestic animal.

The Obama administration recently unveiled new rules that would completely ban the trade of elephant ivory in the US, even “antique” ivory which was previously legal to sell. The new ban is meant to crack down on unethical merchants who lie about ivory’s antique status in order to traffic poached ivory into the country.

But Republican lawmakers backed by the National Rifle Association are fighting the ban — saying that antique gun dealers selling pistols with ivory grips shouldn’t have to follow the same rules as everybody else.

Read more and sign the petition at : Don’t remove restrictions on ivory imports

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