Is owning ivory illegal in the US?
A. The U.S. ivory ban does not limit the right to possess or pass down ivory to family members. No current state ivory ban restricts the possession or inheritance of ivory, rhino horn, or any of the wildlife products covered in the law.
What states is it illegal to own ivory?
California, Nevada, Oregon, Hawaii, New York, New Jersey and Washington are the only US states that entirely prohibit the sale of ivory to deter the slaughter of elephants and other wildlife for their tusks and teeth.
When did the US ban the sale of ivory?
July 6, 2016
On July 6, 2016, a near-total ban on commercial trade in African elephant ivory went into effect in the United States.
Is ivory illegal now?
The United States implemented a near-total ban on elephant ivory trade in 2016, and the United Kingdom, Singapore, Hong Kong, and other elephant ivory markets followed suit. Most significantly, China took the remarkable step of closing its legal domestic ivory market at the end of 2017.
Is it legal to own antique ivory?
The State of California Department of Fish and Game is ACTIVELY raiding auction houses and antique shows, confiscating ivory. It is now illegal to sell or have the intent to sell ANY IVORY within the State of California or to sell it to any bidders within the State of California REGARDLESS OF THE AGE of the ivory.
Can you still sell ivory?
As of the 2016 National Strategy on Wildlife Trafficking law, it is illegal to sell ivory although there are some exceptions to the law. There are several pre-existing ivory items that fall under an ESA antiques exemption which can be sold within a person’s state: Items must contain no more than 200 grams of ivory.
Is selling old ivory legal?
Can you import antique ivory into the US?
Under the new rules announced by the Obama administration as part of the National Strategy for Combating Wildlife Trafficking, all ‘commercial imports’ of African elephant ivory, including antiques, will be prohibited.
Can you still buy ivory?
In the United States, regulations allow ivory to be legally imported into the country as hunting trophies and permit pre-ban ivory to be traded across state lines. The Chinese government allows a portion of ivory from its own stockpile to be sold each year.
Can ivory still be sold?
If you own ivory that you have not registered or certified, you cannot sell or hire it out under any circumstances. If you are involved in arranging or facilitating an illegal sale, purchase or hire, you will be committing an offence under the Ivory Act 2018.