Good for them: EBay to ban the sale of ivory products

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EBay should be given some props today for their decision to ban the sale of ivory products, starting in January.  The intent of the ban is to reduce the demand for illegally harvested elephant ivory.  Despite a ban on the international ivory trade, elephant poaching in Africa is on the rise and remains a significant threat to some populations.

UPDATE: I should have mentioned that EBay's move was in response to the good work of the folks at IFAW.