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An army of about 100 school children from four Hong Kong schools converged Saturday on city’s ivory trade stronghold of Hollywood Road to peacefully protest the rampant trade in elephant ivory. The young activists, ages 10 to 12, held placards and shouted slogans as they called for members of the public to stop buying elephant ivory and for the Hong Kong government to ban the city’s ivory trade.
WildAid supports the actions of these elephant advocates who attend ESF Clearwater Bay School, ESF Kennedy School, ESF West Island School and Canadian International School. According to Save the Elephants, 100,000 African elephants were illegally killed for their ivory tusks between 2010 and 2012 — a crisis fuelled in large part by demand from Hong Kong and China.