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Elephant tusk ivory sold on eBay a decade after self-imposed ban

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Posted: 11/06/22 - 10:41
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Sellers are flouting eBay's self-imposed ban on the sale of elephant ivory by listing it under pseudonyms.

An investigation by the BBC and legal experts found ivory objects were often listed as "bovine bone".

We bought three such items on eBay UK and tested them in an independent lab. Two were confirmed to be made of ivory.

An analysis by ivory trade experts also indicated that thousands of elephant ivory objects have been sold on the site since the company banned its sale.

I Call Bull: Calling BULL on eBay for not doing more to clamp down on this and also BULL on all of it being Ivory by the sounds of things

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20 days
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Tough for mods to be everywhere all the time, but in all honesty, this was pretty swiftly dealt with.
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Certainly seems like this needs to be stamped down on for sure.
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Needs to be more heavily moderated and adverts checked more thoroughly