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Humane Society Pushes For Legislation After Elephant Ivory Sold In Maryland

February 13th, 2017 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland General Assembly will review legislation this week after an investigation found at least 30 retailers selling jewelry and other items made of elephant ivory throughout Maryland.

From August to December 2016, the Humane Society of the United States discovered antique shops, malls and consignment stores in Baltimore, Annapolis, Frederick, Howard, Montgomery and Washington counties selling elephant ivory and leopard fur products that didn’t appear to be antiques.
 
Federal law prohibits the import, export and sale of African elephant ivory, the Humane Society said, with exceptions made only for products that are more than 100 years old

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