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States are eyeing stiffer ivory laws amid a surge in elephant poaching
States are eyeing stiffer ivory laws amid a surge in elephant poaching

In an effort to stop a recent surge in elephant poaching, states are moving to impose stricter bans on the sale of ivory, building on federal administrative actions taken this year. New York and New Jersey have already taken steps recently to tighten restrictions on the sale of ivory, and environmental groups say their next target is California. "We believe that California law needs to be fixed," said Elly Pepper, a policy advocate for the Natural Resources Defense Council, a New York environmental advocacy group. "I was in San Francisco walking down the streets and there's a shocking amount of ivory in that city, and the same is true for L.A.," she said....

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