Across China tonight many thousands of people will sit down for dinner in rooms surrounded by ivory ornaments, wearing ivory bracelets, perhaps even eating with ivory chopsticks. All for status, to show wealth and success, to show that they’ve made it and can afford to adorn themselves and their surroundings with this ‘luxury’ item. But perhaps tonight, dinner will taste that little bit sourer.
As Kenyan forces still battle to bring an end to the tragic situation in the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi, and as a country and her people, and indeed people all around the world, mourn this tragic and pointless massacre, those that purchase ivory should right now feel particularly guilty.
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