Undercover probe finds new ivory illegally being sold in Connecticut

Under federal law, new elephant ivory can not be imported, exported or sold across state lines.

News 12 Staff

Jan 25, 2024, 10:56 AM

Updated 114 days ago

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An undercover investigation by the Humane Society of the U.S. has found that items made from new ivory are being sold in Connecticut.
Under federal law, new elephant ivory can not be imported, exported or sold across state lines. Antique ivory can legally be sold with proper documentation.
The Humane Society of the U.S. says it found that more than 160 items believed to be carved from new ivory were sold at 19 stores, including in Norwalk, Fairfield, Old Greenwich and Stratford. Many of the items were from elephants that may have been recently poached without proper documentation.
The Animal Advocacy Caucus plans to introduce legislation to ban the trade of all ivory from elephants and other animals. The bill would also ban others parts and products such as skin, teeth and bones.


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