Zimbabwe’s Elephant Trade Allegedly Does Not Violate International Treaty

By Craig Tarasoff

Wildlife groups in Zimbabwe have attempted to protest the sale of endangered species of elephants to the United Arab Emirates. However, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) governs the trade of live animals, and its Secretary has said publicly that the Convention does not have the power to stop the trade. This is not necessarily welcome news to animals’ rights activists, but allegedly the trade does not violate any international law. You can learn more information at News Zimbabwe.