New York's new ivory laws aim at the wrong market

November 2014
Art Newspaper;Nov2014, Vol. 24 Issue 262, p55
An opinion piece is presented regarding a New York State law banning the sale of ivory carvings, in an effort to stop elephant poaching in Africa. Topics discussed include the role of China in the ivory market, the purchasing habits of Chinese ivory collectors, and an argument that resources for stopping the extinction of African elephants should be redirected to better attain this goal.


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