The World Wildlife Fund reports Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has pledged to work on ending the ivory trade in her country. A petition calling for this move was signed by more than 1.5 million people.
The WWF quotes the Prime Minister as saying –
As a next step we will forward amending the national legislation with the goal of putting an end on ivory trade and to be in line with international norms.
The WWF also called Thailand the “world’s largest unregulated ivory market.” So this decision could really save the lives of many endangered elephants.
We can only hope this happens – very soon. Evil acts of greed like this need to be fought everywhere.