Online platforms roped in to fight against sale of ivory products as Singapore domestic ban kicks in

In 2019, Singapore announced a ban on domestic trade in elephant ivory, which came into effect on Sept 1, 2021.
In 2019, Singapore announced a ban on domestic trade in elephant ivory, which came into effect on Sept 1, 2021. PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Sellers of ivory products online are now being "hunted down" after a domestic ban on such items kicked in this month (September).

The authorities are working with online platforms to ensure that all ivory listings are removed, while sites such as Carousell and Facebook have committed to prohibiting such content, advertisements and listings.

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