This evening in my role as CEO of Save The Asian Elephants (“STAE”) www.stae.org I attended Parliament to discuss the worldwide ivory trade and bans upon it following important developments in China.
I spoke with Boris Johnson, Dr Therese Coffey (DEFRA environment minister), Mark Field MP, Christopher Chope MP and the heads of several elephant NGOs.
All were interested in STAE’s plan to press for a new law to prohibit the advertising or supply of unethical Elephant tourism, and we expect considerable support, starting with a big debate in Westminster Hall.
Being a lawyer is of great help in pressing for new legislation. I am proud to do something to help these gentle creatures, so gruesomely abused in the name of tourism and entertainment.