Ban the sale of ivory

East Kilbride News - - OUR PEOPLE - An­drea O’Neill

Dr Lisa Cameron MP has con­tin­ued her call for in­creased ac­tion against the ivory trade by pledg­ing her sup­port of a UK ban on the sale and distri­bu­tion of ivory.

The MP for East Kilbride, Strathaven and Les­ma­hagow signed an Early Day Mo­tion at par­lia­ment which at­tracted wide­spread cross­party sup­port.

She called for not only the promised ban on the sale of ivory, but also for the clo­sure of the UK do­mes­tic mar­ket for all ivory.

“Time and time again I have pressed the UK Gov­ern­ment to not only live up to its man­i­festo prom­ise on this is­sue,” Dr Cameron said.

“But to act as quickly as pos­si­ble in or­der to limit the dam­age that has al­ready been done to one of this plan­ets most iconic species, es­pe­cially with the re­cently an­nounced fig­ures that African ele­phants are dy­ing at an alarm­ing rate.”

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