The U.S. just made a real move to stop the slaughter of elephants.
An addition to the Endangered Species Act almost entirely bans the sale of elephant ivory, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFW) announced on Thursday. The American public has been hell-bent on making this law a reality.
"Since we proposed this rule in 2015, we received more than 1.3 million comments from the public, demonstrating that Americans care deeply about elephants and overwhelmingly support African elephant conservation," said USFW director Dan Ashe.