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Ivory Ban Opponents Make Advances

Massachusetts and New Jersey made advances in the fight against each state’s ivory ban proponents over the past two weeks. Opponents of the Massachusetts ivory ban outnumbered the proponents in a Nov. 17 hearing before the state’s Joint Committee on Environment. In other words, there were many more legitimate business people there—scrimshanders, musicians, antique...