Call on Google today to stop ivory trafficking

Google: Stop ivory trafficking!


Google claims to be a company interested in renewable energy and sustainability, but some say the company’s policies regarding international commerce prove just the opposite. According to an investigation by the organization Sum of Us, lenient enforcement of policies against selling products made from endangered animals is allowing criminals to continue the illegal ivory trade online. Ivory retailers can not only be found through a simple Google search, but also appear as Google shops and in Google ads. The company says that they remove ivory ads when detected, but admits the monitoring system is lax. Sum of Us has started an online petition to put pressure on Google to crack down on ivory sales.

The ivory trade is slaughtering elephants by the hundreds in horrific massacres that rip apart herds and leave orphaned calves to starve. But despite an official policy against selling products from endangered animals, Google still traffics ivory — taking money from ivory sellers to promote their products. Google offers thousands of ivory items on its shopping sites around the world. Its lax enforcement of its own policies allows unscrupulous sellers to find easy markets for illegal ivory. Google needs to stop this horrific practice today.

Read the full story and sign the petition here.



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Jennifer Harrington is a Toronto-based illustrator, writer and graphic designer. She illustrated the best-selling children’s book series 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' which includes the titles 'A Moose in a Maple Tree,' 'The Night Before a Canadian Christmas' and 'Canadian Jingle Bells.' She is also the owner of JSH Graphics, a boutique graphic design agency that specializes in print and web advertising. With her latest project, Eco Books 4 Kids, Jennifer has partnered with illustrator Michael Arnott to create a series of ecologically-themed ebooks for children. Her next book, 'Spirit Bear,' is due for release in the Summer of 2013. Jennifer offers two different school presentations for her 'Moose in a Maple Tree' collection, an illustration demonstration and a Christmas concert series, which can be booked at She will be taking bookings for school readings of 'Spirit Bear' beginning in October 2013.

One response to “Call on Google today to stop ivory trafficking”

  1. Jim Wood says :

    Reblogged this on Time for Action.

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