UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATION: Washington, D.C. ivory trade

Jul 16, 2019 | Press Releases

D.C. Councilmember Mary M. Cheh leads effort to stop wildlife trafficking in the District

WHAT:A press conference revealing the findings and footage from an undercover investigation at multiple locations in Washington, D.C., where ivory is sold.Leading experts from the Humane Society of the United States and Humane Society International will present their findings, revealing a lucrative ivory trade in the nation’s capital where ivory dealers take advantage of the lack of local laws banning the sale of ivory. The ivory trade incentivizes the cruel killing of elephants, which has led to a devastating decline in wild elephant populations.The nation’s capital is likely the largest remaining metropolitan market for ivory products in the country. California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, New Hampshire, Illinois and Minnesota have all passed anti-wildlife trafficking laws similar to the legislation that the groups support in Washington, D.C.  Councilmember Mary M. Cheh will speak about the necessity for this legislation.Images and video will be available for downloading.  
WHO:Kitty Block, president and CEO of the Humane Society of the United States and president of Humane Society International
Mary M. Cheh, Ward 3 Councilmember the Council of the District of Columbia
Iris Ho, senior specialist of programs and policy for wildlife, Humane Society International        
Anna Frostic, managing attorney of wildlife and animal research for the Humane Society of the United States 
WHEN:Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 9:30 am to 10:30 amCoffee and light refreshments will be served.
WHERE:The HSUS, 1255 23rd Street NW, Suite 450, Washington DCIf you are unable to attend in person, a remote link will be provided after you R.S.V.P.   
R.S.V.P.:Rodi Rosensweig, 203/270-8929, RRosensweig@humanesociety.org 
Diane Summers, 202/590-0850, DSummers@humanesociety.org  
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