Proposed Bill Would Ban Import, Sale Of 5 Endangered African Species In NYState Sen. Tony Avella was joined Wednesday by animal rights advocates on the steps of City Hall to announce the bill, which covers elephants, leopards, lions, black rhinoceroses and white rhinoceroses native to Africa.
Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus Eliminating Elephant ActsThe Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018.
Run For The Wild In Bronx Zoo Aims To Save Elephants From Poaching
NY Lawmakers Seek Ban On Ivory Sales That 'Support Organized Crime And Terrorism'The Assembly Committee on Environmental Conservation held a hearing on the issue Thursday. Wildlife officials said poaching is a local issue.
Wildlife Groups Outraged After 2 Manhattan Jewelers Plead Guilty To Selling Illegal Elephant IvoryA string of pearls, a wise owl and a smiling Buddha were all part of one of the largest seizures of illegal ivory ever in New York State, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance Jr. said.