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Hi all, I was wondering, what are the restrictions on Ivory in CH? What documents are needed and where does one look for a buyer?
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i hope and think it is illegal.
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Hi all, I was wondering, what are the restrictions on Ivory in CH? What documents are needed and where does one look for a buyer?
Ivory trade ?

Poaching elephants ???

Is this conservational research or are you considering trading in death and misery ?
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Hi all, I was wondering, what are the restrictions on Ivory in CH? What documents are needed and where does one look for a buyer?
Are you related to dude who asked about selling diamonds a while ago
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Re: Ivory Sale

If an already dead animal leaves its tusks behind youre not going to throw them away! Not a single cent goes towards poaching, the tusks were a Gift from an African tribe a while back and the Animal died of natural causes.
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If an already dead animal leaves its tusks behind youre not going to throw them away! Not a single cent goes towards poaching, the tusks were a Gift from an African tribe a while back and the Animal died of natural causes.
Really ? What tribe was that ?

Regardless, you are an African farmer and should be aware of the worldwide CITES ban.
I assume , as in all permitted sales, that the proceeds will go back into Elephant conservation ?
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Really ? What tribe was that ?
Probably a tribe who poisoned the elephant
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Re: Ivory Sale

An Angolan Muhilla Tribe. The tusks are over 30 years old.
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CITES in Geneva will be able to give a definitive answer
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Thank you, I will check it out
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I think you have got your answer: one doesn't.
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Re: Ivory Sale

leaving aside ethical considerations for one moment.

i've never seen/touched ivory before. does it have particular qualities as a material in itself which makes it sought after?
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leaving aside ethical considerations for one moment.

i've never seen/touched ivory before. does it have particular qualities as a material in itself which makes it sought after?
cause it is rare and illegal. Its really hard but for some reason gives a soft and smooth feel.
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Old 12.07.2011, 01:40
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leaving aside ethical considerations for one moment.

i've never seen/touched ivory before. does it have particular qualities as a material in itself which makes it sought after?
It's one of the best materials on earth for detailed carvings and ornamental turning. There may be an equal in some modern material but the hardcore ornamental turners say no. I knew one who had acquired a stock of antique (80+ year old) ivory but he was always torn about using it. Even old stock, made into new objects, can stimulate the trade.
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