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Auction houses probed in report by elephant ivory pressure group

A new report into the sale of ivory at UK auctions claims to have found “widespread flouting of the law by many auction houses”.

It also states that “tough new restrictions on the UK ivory trade... cannot seriously be described as a threat to the survival of any auction house”.

The 48-page study titled Ivory: The Grey Areas, by pressure group Two Million Tusks (TMT), was published on October 19 – coinciding with the government’s consultation on a proposed ivory trade ban.

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