Maria Jewelry Blog
October 17, 201
I have written this article in defense of the defenseless animal- The Elephant-
His beauty, strength, and intelligence have been compromised by materialistic values. Reading this article will make you aware of the sadness behind owning a genuine piece of ivory, whether is jewelry or an ornament. Promise “Not to buy” will open your eyes.
Elephants are at risk of extinction, they will soon become an endangered species because human is using elephant tusk to make jewelry against all nature values.
We all know that most women love jewelry and how they make them feel. A simple shiny metal like sterling silver, a turquoise stone or a precious or semi-precious stone, any of this put sparkle in any woman eyes. Even though, jewelry is precious to the human eye not every piece of jewelry is fit for every person.
Careful selection is made each time anyone is purchasing a piece of jewelry for a specific occasion or dressy outfit. At times, price means nothing if you find that special jewelry. While thinking about selection for that special piece you want to wear, we have to make sure that our decision to have precious jewelry don’t go beyond our convictions. I am referring to purchasing Ivory jewelry or ornaments.
Here you find the reasons for Ivory to be on the prohibited jewelry to own. Promise not to buy is the promise that the most beautiful, sophisticated, precious design of real ivory jewelry will not be worth it to buy it is for the sake of animal sacrifice, THE ELEPHANT. There are many articles and organization out there motivating the consumer to make a promise of ‘not to buy’ ivory. Why?
Elephant tusk is being used to make beautiful and sophisticated items and jewelry sacrificing thousands of elephants.
Reasons Not to Buy Ivory Jewelry:
- Ivory is prohibited, it is against the law and you can be persecuted, even though in many Asian and African countries still selling ornaments of all sorts made out of Ivory. Mostly in the black market.
- As we know elephants tusks are used for obtaining ivory and according to the wildlife organization, nearly 8% of the elephant population is poached.
- They have stated that elephants have slow rates of reproduction because they have longer pregnancies than almost any other mammal, approx. 22 months. This finding indicates that their reproductive rates are not sufficient to sustain population numbers at the current poaching rates.
This is why elephants are at higher risk of becoming endangered species, according to the Wildlife Foundation and many other organizations pro wildlife.
- The elephants are dying for the sake of materialism. Let’s save the Elephants. Stop buying Ivory. Behind every ivory is a dead elephant.
Knowledge in this subject is important to make a wise decision when purchasing your jewelry. Many perish for the lack of knowledge. Buying a piece of ivory jewelry is supporting poaching. Don’t be part of it! Donate to helps stop this atrocity.
Articles to support my conviction:
- The Anti-poaching Projecthttps://www.worldwildlife.org/stories/what-is-ivory-and-why-does-it-belong-on-elephants
- What is ivory and why does it belong to elephants? https://thesmartset.com/ivory-prohibitionhttps://www.fws.gov/international/travel-and-trade/ivory-ban-questions-and-answers.html
- What can I do with my Ivory?https://www.opendemocracy.net/mike-hurran/respecting-human-rights-key-to-elephant-conservation?
- Respecting human rights: the key to elephant conservation. See JOHN FREDERICK WALKER article on THE DARK SIDE OF IVORY PROHIBITION. John is the author of A Certain Curve of Horn and Ivory’s Ghosts. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic News, World Policy Journal, and other publications.
- Exclusive: OECD opens investigation into WWF in the world first. Sally 9:47 AM 08/08/2017 Sally said in her comments of Mr. Frederick article: (article 6)
- Don’t forget the terrible human rights abuses that are committed in the name of conservation: http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/11538