The Open, legal sale of antique ivory in many European countries is covering up a trade in illegal and recently poached ivory, campaigners say.
Researchers from environmental group Avaaz brought 100 ivory items and had them radiocarbon dated at Oxford University.
3/4 were Modern ivory, being sold illegally as fake antiques.
Ivory from an elephant killed by Poachers as recently as 2010 was among the items passed off as being antique.
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If anyone can put up a link please do.
And this has confirmed my worst fears. Whenever I see an antique show of any sort on the television and see them buying a ivory product that supposed to be from before 1947, I always say how can they be sure and I would definitely not buy any ivory products whatsoever.