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This is a charitable interpretation, given the act’s inability to satisfy its erroneous claim to save elephants, and its catastrophic effect on the antique ivory market.

A key question remains. Whom or which institutions does one now see, in order to establish – before the Ivory Act is introduced – whether or not one’s ivory is of outstanding artistic, cultural or historic significance?

Without this critical information, one cannot make a sensible and informed decision, in respect of selling.

Gavin Littaur

London NW4