By Linda Bronfman [Letter to Editor; seventh item on page\
The elephant in the room is not a handful of musicians who are inconvenienced by the U.S. ivory ban (An Ivory Bow – April 15). It is the elephant slaughter resulting from the demand for ivory, mostly from China and to a lesser degree from countries such as Thailand, the U.S. and the Philippines.
At this rate, the world may lose the remaining population of wild, free-roaming elephants in 20 years. Kudos to our American neighbours who are trying to prevent this looming tragedy by passing laws, destroying their nation’s ivory stockpile and offering financial and other assistance.
Canada can do more than contribute the $2-million that has been pledged to fight wildlife trafficking in Africa. Desperate times call for desperate measures.