When was Ivory outlawed?



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    The regulations that have been made against ivory trade in the US came from the 1972 Marine Mammal Protection Act or from CITES, formed in 1973. These acts make it illegal to import, export, or in some cases sell new elephant and whale tusks, and sets very strict regulations on walrus, hippo, warthog and oosik ivory. But ivory from any of these animals that comes from before 1972 is more or less unregulated, as is fossil ivory, such as that of mammoths.

    So, while ivory is not really illegal at all, regulations are in place to try to prevent the killing of any more animals to obtain it.

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