“Blood Ivory” Sparks Italian Story Re Vatican

La Repubblica in Rome interviewed me for this story about Blood Ivory and the role of the Catholic Church in the ivory trade:

Here is snippet from a Google Translate of the Story:

Ivory Trafficking and Global Worship The extermination of elephants continues by Corrado Zunino

“About the sale of ivory in the Vatican, “says Christy,” I think the most important thing is not whether the works are legal or illegal, but rather whether it is right to sell. now it is proved to have quell’avorio kill elephants in a brutal way, you kill the rangers who must protect, feeds corruption worldwide. ” And so the exchange of gifts between heads of state, “is the wrong message, telling the people that the ivory is an appropriate means to express their devotion.” Here, “the leader of the Catholic Church have an extraordinary opportunity to make a difference to the survival of elephants. Few words to them: enough with the religious icons in ivory.”