Friday, March 7, 2014
Dealer Groups Propose Administrative Fix for Antique Ivory Ban
CPO has already reported that a ban on the trade in ivory meant to help protect elephants from slaughter also threatens to make antiques made from that material worthless. Now in response, two prominent trade groups representing the interests of antiques dealers have proposed the creation of an art advisory panel to help ensure that the legitimate trade in antique ivory objects can continue. Antique ivory objects can be of considerable artistic and historical value. Shouldn't they be saved too?