As of 12/1/08, ebay is implementing a global ban on ivory sales. Although international ivory sales on ivory are already illegal in many places, unscrupulous sellers and buyers have been using ebay's online store platform to break the laws. After much prompting by animal rights groups, ebay has taken a stand against the ivory trade (forgoing their former profits on the legal, as well as the illegal trading) and is implementing a site-wide ban on the sale of ivory.
This is a small step in the greater issue of elephant conservation and the ivory trade, but it is one worth acknowledging. You can read more about ebay's decision on their official blog. If you support this cause, please take a moment to leave a favorable comment there.
Click here to visit ebay's blog.
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