Ivory Seized in Cambodia to Go on Display

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Ivory Seized in Cambodia to Go on Display

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Ivory seized in Cambodia to be put on display
(Phnom Penh Post/ANN) - The Ministry of Environment is looking at places to display seized elephant ivory and other illegal exotic items to highlight the “brutality” of people, despite international conservation organisation Wildlife Alliance calling for them to be destroyed.

Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra told The Post that some of the ivory seized at Phnom Penh port in a significant case in 2016 was currently in the hands of the courts, with the rest impounded in safe locations.

The haul included elephant ivory and pangolin scales.

“Relevant authorities should look at possible [display] locations. The goal of the government is to keep seized ivory, rhinoceros horns and other rare specimens to show to the public and for research purposes."

“We will consider how best to put the items on display for safekeeping and allow the public to view them and researchers to study,” Pheaktra said.

The Ministry, he said, had not yet set a date for the completion of the project.

Prime Minister HE disagreed with a request by Wildlife Alliance to destroy the more than one tonne of ivory seized in the 2016 case, calling instead for it to be put on display.

“Why should the ivory be destroyed? This would be like the destruction of evidence. We will put the ivory and rhinoceros horns on display,” HE said.
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Re: Ivory Seized in Cambodia to Go on Display

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Prices for each item will be displayed and non negotiable.
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Re: Ivory Seized in Cambodia to Go on Display

Post by Ravensnest »

I think it could be a good display if it can properly portray the brutality of man kind lslaughtering innocent, beautiful and rare animals for body parts. If it can touch ppls feelings I'm for it.
It the display is pictures of ivory decorations in HE home, destroy it.
Still hunting for opium paraphernalia.
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