Should illegal ivory be used for scientific research?
Is destroying seized ivory a wasted resource?Increasing amounts of poached ivory are being seized by authorities and the current trend is for illegal items to be destroyed. But there are ways in which ivory could be used in scientific and medical research. So is it right that the seized tusks should be destroyed, or should they be recycled in the pursuit of science? In the latest edition of FRAME News we discuss the arguments for and against using illegal ivory for medical research. There has been an international ban on the