China's legal ivory trade offers a means to better protect
African elephants rather than a laundering route for
smuggled tusks from poached animals.
Thank you China.
While ivory could be bought and sold around the world,
China was often accused of fueling demand
"probably because 1.4 billion people are Chinese
and it's a very big market."
How can they do this? Aren't they sweet?
USE RESIN INSTEAD-SAVE THE ELEPHANTS
Look at this SOB
Sorry to say I had an Ivory Bangle and a necklace
that was graduated beads, it was beautiful.
Also had two mink
coats. NO more..
I love the look of the Ivory tusks under a glass top table.
SO WHY NOT RESIN ? ? ?
China's surging economy has created millions
of wealthy consumers, many of whom are keen
to buy ivory carvings—seen as a status symbol for centuries.
Estimates that around 25,000 elephants were hunted for
ivory in 2011, and predicts an even higher toll for 2012.
There could be as few as 470,000 left.
This is pure Horror. She was someones Mother.
They are such smart and loving animals. I am
sick I owned that Ivory. DON"T BUY IVORY
IF YOU GO INTO A HOME JUST SAY HOW GROSS!
Maybe they will get the message that it is not a sign of
good taste or wealth .
Here you see DUMB and DUMBER,
imagine how dumb the parents are.
Better yet the Country.
Posted by Yvonne @ La Petite Gallery
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Yvonne started painting and drawing in High School in Houston Texas. She earned extra money drawing insects in science class for classmates. Yvonne's mother encouraged her to attend art classes at the Art Museum in Houston in the 1960's. After her marriage she moved to Miami Beach, while living on Palm Island she continued her education in art, and Design. Also studied with notable artist from the area. Yvonne was painted by friend Florence Taylor Kushner, from Boston and in women's Who's Who. Florence painted many famous families. Yvonne was lucky enough to receive private tutoring from her. In the 1970's she went to Interior Design School . Years later she started her own Interior Design firm named 'Chez Moi Interior's. Yvonne continued painting and showing her work at Beau Arts in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Also she exhibited her work in North Carolina, the Florida Keys, and at the Childers Art Gallery on Las Olas Blvd (Ft. Lauderdale). Yvonne won the prestigious 'Hortt Art Competition Award' at the Museum of Ft.Lauderdale, Florida. This work of art remained on display for several months at the Museum. Over the years Yvonne has entered many competitions winning countless blue ribbons. A trip to Paris, and a stay in Monmarte where she spent time with a few choice artist's changed her views toward her own art work. Art is truly an expression of experience and love to her. She likes her work to show a moment in time or tell a story. To know more about Yvonne Leyden