California Court Upholds Ban on State Ivory and Rhino Horn Trade

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Tue, 11/29/2016
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California Court Upholds Ban on State Ivory and Rhino Horn Trade

The Los Angeles Superior Court has upheld California’s ban on trade in ivory and rhino horn, rejecting claims that the ban was unconstitutional. The Ivory Education Institute – a group promoting ivory use – challenged the law in 2015.

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