Administration Ivory Ban Threatens Knife Owners and Elephants

Government Overreaching With Pernicious Ivory Ban
Is Your Ivory Handled Knife Now Worthless?
More Elephant Poaching, Not Less

On February 11, 2014, the White House and Department of Interior (DOI) declared by executive fiat that virtually all elephant ivory in  the U.S., including ivory handled knives, could no longer be sold, claiming that by doing so they were saving the elephants. "Saving the elephants" is an admirable goal that most all can support, however many experts, and indeed, the African ivory producing nations as well, are convinced that not only will this ivory ban not save any elephants, it may increase their slaughter by poachers.

Many believe that the Administration's new policy is a solution to a problem for which there is no U.S.-centric solution (more on that in the full article). And, the adverse consequence for ivory owners is significant and potentially devastating.

Are Your Ivory handled Knives Now Worthless? 

Knife Rights is very concerned about the effect of this new Executive Order and DOI policy on members of the knife community who own, buy or sell knives with ivory. The Administration's new policy would appear to make their ivory and ivory handled knives essentially worthless.

CLICK HERE to read the full article with details on the new policy and its significant adverse impacts.

Knife Rights is actively engaged in developing an effective response to this new policy. We do not intend to roll over without a fight.  Please read the full article for detailed analysis and stay tuned for developments.

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Comment by Adam Archer on March 10, 2014 at 19:45

Does this affect mammoth ivory also?

Comment by Alexander Noot on March 3, 2014 at 0:56

The US is only a tiny tiny market for illegal ivory. This US ban is a drop in the ocean. The real ivory markets are in the middle and far east.

Comment by Jan Carter on February 27, 2014 at 18:28

The fifth amendment:

No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation

Yes that does seems as though it may be  "Problematic"

Comment by Craig Henry on February 27, 2014 at 16:45

"Overreaching" seems to be a habit nowadays. I'm too ticked off to say more.....it'll get deleted.

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