Sunday, July 20, 2014
More Overkill Coming in NJ?
The problem with activists is that they are often absolutists. That is certainly true amongst the activists in the archaeological community, and perhaps even more true when it comes to animal rights activists who are lobbying against the ivory trade. For some reason, they also seem opposed to the trade in antique ivory though apparently it is quite possible to tell old from new. The latest venue for this battle against collecting is in New Jersey. Of course, ban modern ivory, but a ban that does not contain an exemption for antiques puts many artifacts of significant art historical or even archaeological value at risk.