Around the world, other marchers joined in. In Washington, D.C., protesters demanded a statewide ban on ivory. (New York and New Jersey have already passed their own bans.)
"A moratorium places the blood ivory issue in a holding pattern, it results in value spikes and price hikes on a blood stained commodity that was once priceless live commons," artist and conservationist Asher Jay, who was present at D.C.'s march, told The Dodo. "A ban makes ivory a bad investment by being an iron clad resolve that implies the marketplace is closed forever."
Conservationists Saba Douglas Hamilton, Joyce Poole and Petter Granali at the march in Nairobi, Kenya: