October 17, 2018
Ivory jewelry, a heartbreaking commodity to have. I have decided to write this article in defense of the defenseless animal- The Elephant- they are in danger of extinction by humans. Materialistic values have compromised elephant beauty, strength, and intelligence. Reading this article will make you aware of the sadness behind owning a genuine piece of ivory ornament. Elephants will soon become an endangered species because human is using elephant tusk to make jewelry against all nature values.
How removing the tusk from the elephant kills them
Ivory tusks are massive teeth that protrude well beyond the mouths of elephants. Like our teeth—and those of many mammals—these tusks are deeply rooted. Much of the tusk is made up of dentine, a hard, dense, bony tissue. And the whole tooth is wrapped in enamel, the hardest animal tissue and the part of the tusk that manages the most wear and tear. Therefore, removing those tusk kills elephants.
Elephants are brilliant creatures. They have the most massive brain of any land animal and three times as many neurons as humans.
According to many studies done on elephants, it is concluded that Elephants continue to fascinate both scientists and general observers alike. They are recognized as being among the most intelligent creatures on earth. See these videos. http://mentalfloss.com/article/55640/7-behaviors-prove-elephants-are-incredibly-smart
Why not purchasing Ivory Jewelry is the right thing to do.
We make a careful selection each time to purchase a piece of jewelry for a specific occasion or dressy outfit. No? At times, price means nothing if you find that unique, exquisite piece. Nevertheless, we have to make sure that our decision to own precious jewelry or home decoration doesn’t go beyond our reasoning. I am referring to purchasing genuine Ivory, knowing what is behind it. A sacrifice was made by an elephant to produce that piece!
‘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 if we consciously know how was created — killing an 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 create sophisticated items and jewelry despite three decades of ivory prohibited laws to protect those creatures from human hands.
4 Reasons for ‘Promise not to Buy’
1- Ivory is forbidden, it is against the law, and potentially persecuted, even though in many Asian and African countries still selling ornaments of all sorts made out of Ivory. Mostly in the black market.
2- According to the wildlife organization, nearly 8% of the elephant population is poached.
3- They have stated that elephants have a slow reproduction time 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.
4- The elephants are dying for the sake of materialism.
Let’s save the Elephants. Stop buying Ivory. Behind every ivory is a dead elephant. Purchasing a piece of ivory jewelry is supporting poaching and atrocity to the animal kingdom. Knowledge in this subject is essential to make a wise decision. As the scriptures say: “Many perish for the lack of knowledge. “Don’t be part of it! Donate to help stop this atrocity. Visit: http://stopivory.org
The Anti-poaching Project https://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-prohibition https://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?
Read 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.