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Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

The news from Thailand this morning is both good and bad. The good news is that Police on Monday seized a large shipment of smuggled ivory worth an estimated 20 million Baht. Also in the news is that the Thai Gov. is trying to put domesticated elephants under the wildlife-protection law. The bad news is that the proposed changes in the law do not address a ban on the ivory trade that was promised during the CITES conference held in Bangkok this year.